The Mid-Maine region literally bisects the center of the state running roughly parallel to Interstate Highway 95 from the Lewiston/Auburn area in the south to the Greater Bangor vicinity in the north. Most of the major communities, including Augusta, the capital, Waterville, Lewiston, Skowhegan and Bangor sprang up when industrious settlers decided to harness the power of nearby rivers to saw wood, weave fabric, or run machinery to makes shoes, tools and other goods. The rivers provided key transportation to bring raw materials in and ship finished goods out.
Despite the decidedly urban nature of many of these communities their compact suburbs quickly give way to the rural areas that truly characterize this region. It is an area of gently rolling hills, broad farm fields where ancient stone walls divide the boundary between cultivated ground and lush hardwood forests.
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