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AUBURN, a city and the county-seat of Androscoggin county,
Maine, U.S.A., on the Androscoggin river, opposite Lewiston
(with which it practically forms an industrial unit), in the S.W.
part of the state. Pop. (1890) 11,250; (1900) 12,951, of whom
2076 were foreign-born; (1910, census) 15,064. It is served
by the Grand Trunk and the Maine Central railways. The river
furnishes abundant water-power, and the city ranked fourth in
the state as a manufacturing centre in 1905. Boots and shoes
are the principal products; in 1905 seven-tenths of the city’s
wage-earners were engaged in their manufacture, and Auburn’s
output (,263,162 = 66.5% of the total factory product of the
city) was one-third of that of the whole state. Other manufactures
are butter, bread and other bakery products, cotton
goods, furniture and leather. The municipality owns and
operates its waterworks. Auburn was first settled in 1786,
and was incorporated in 1842, but the present charter dates
only from 1869.
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