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Mechanic Falls Electric Light Company Records (Central Maine Power Company Collection)

Identifier: SpC MS 0337

Scope and Contents

Financial records of a local electric utility in Maine.


  • 1898-1916


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

The Mechanic Falls Electric Light Company, originally called Mechanic Falls Water & Electric Light & Power Company, was incorporated in Maine by Chapter 511 of the Acts of 1889. The original corporators were Josiah A. Bucknam, E. Adron Gammon, J. Judson Bucknam, William H. Whitcomb, Henry M. Beane, and F.O. Purington. Located in Minot, it was to furnish water and electricity to the towns of Minot and Poland. Chapter 88 of the Acts of 1899 changed the place of business of the company to Mechanic Falls and its business was extended to the towns of Minot, Poland, and Mechanic Falls. It later became Mechanic Falls Electric Light Company and became a division of Oxford Electric Company in 1916. Oxford was acquired by Central Maine Power Company in 1921.


5 ledgers (36-41 cm.)

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Guide to the Mechanic Falls Electric Light Company Records (Central Maine Power Company Collection)
In Progress
Brenda Howitson Steeves
March 2005
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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States