Monday, August 4, 2008

Paper City Minute: Saccarappa Falls

To kick off our Paper City Minute feature, here's one minute of Saccarappa Falls. According to the sign erected by the Westbrook Woman's Club in 2003, Saccarappa Falls was the site of the first saw mill in 1729, the first permanent home in 1739, the Portland Manufacturing Co. in 1830, and the Dana Warp Mills in 1867. (Alas, the sign does not qualify the "firsts" listed.)

- John C.L. Morgan

P.S. Check out Kate Power's video of Westbrook Police Chief Bill Baker leading a pack of grunting dignitaries to a tumble over the falls of Saccarappa.

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