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ID: 7013885
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Lewiston (inhabited place)  Lewiston (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 44 06 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 44.1000  decimal degrees
Long: 070 12 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -70.2000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Androscoggin River in SW Maine; state's 2nd largest city; textile production in 1819; Androscoggin Falls, Dam Locks & Canal Company stimulated economic growth in 1819; addition of 2 hydroelectric dams contributed to area's immense water power.

Names:
Lewiston (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Maine (state)  ............  Maine (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Androscoggin (county)  ................  Androscoggin (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Lewiston (inhabited place)  ....................  Lewiston (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Paul Hildreth of Massachusetts in 1770
city (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for textiles, footwear, lumber, glass, leather products, transistors, machinery & metallurgy
agricultural center (C)  ............  for poultry hatcheries
educational center (C)  ............  includes Bates College since 1864
tourist center (C)  ............  site of Memorial Armory & Thorncrac Sanctuary for wild birds
commercial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Lewiston..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 517
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 316
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS23009327
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 666
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 517
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 316
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS23009327
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 666
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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