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By Jessie Taylor

First settled in 1631, Berwick is the ninth-oldest city in Maine. Its certain situation at the border of Maine and New Hampshire has served as some of the most renowned gateways among the 2 states for hundreds of years. Berwick was once domestic to Gen. John Sullivan, an army officer within the progressive warfare, and James Sullivan, the 7th governor of Massachusetts. Berwick used to be additionally the location of the country's first sawmill, powered by means of the Salmon Falls River. within the 1800s, sawmills gave option to cotton generators, all which endured to depend upon the river for his or her livelihood. In 1935, Berwick turned the headquarters of top Tanning, which grew to become the country's so much dominant leather-based tannery. this present day, Berwick is transferring its concentration again to the river, no longer as a way to aid manufacturing facility existence, yet particularly as a spot to assemble and have interaction in neighborhood actions. Berwick strains the background of a city that has triumph over financial worry and appears to endured revitalization within the future.

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