Gazetteer of the State of Maine, 1882 page 587
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Gazetteer of the State of Maine With Numerous Illustrations, by Geo. J. Varney

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of West Waterville. On the Messalonske, immediately after it passes
the Waterville road, is a beautiful cascade. The stream, which is here
about seventy feet wide, after passing a dam, pitches over a precipice
of jagged slate rocks, throwing the water into several beautiful forms
and collecting it again as foam and spray in a deep, dark basin between
high, rocky banks, overhung by birch, maple, cedar and hemlock. The
fall is forty-four feet in eight rods. It passes through a glen about
one-eighth of a mile, then issues in a broad basin, falls over a ruinous
dam, then flows sparkling away through the elm-shaded meadow. The
western line of the Maine Central railway passes through the village,




where it forms a junction with the Somerset railroad, which has its
termination at this place.

West Waterville is a great manufacturer of farm implements. The
Dunn Edge Tool Company, incorporated in 1856, produces large num-
bers of scythes, axes, hay, straw and corn-knives, and grass-hooks ; the
Hubbard and Blake Manufacturing Company, and Emerson, Stevens
and Company, manufacture only scythes and axes. There is also a
manufactory of threshing machines and a machine shop and foundry;
some of the other manufactured products are chairs and settees, car-
riages, leather, tinware, boots and shoes. There is also one or more


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