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Berlin, first settled in 1822 by William Sessions of Gilead, Maine, began as Maynesborough and was incorporated as the town of Berlin in 1829. The invention of the water turbine allowed early residents to harness the immense power of the Androscoggin River, which bisects the town. The arrival of the railroad in 1852 aided the transport of timber and later paper products, helping to give Berlin the nickname "the City that Trees Built." Incorporated as a city in 1897, what began as a small town grew until it was, for a time, the world's largest manufacturer of paper products.
ISBN: 9780738557830
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Hampshire
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jacklyn T. Nadeau is the recording secretary of the Berlin and Coös County Historical Society and a genealogy researcher. The postcards contained in Berlin were selected from the archives at the historical society's Moffett House Museum as well as from the private collections of board members.
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