Waterfalls are magical. Their volume and thunderous echoes provide places of wonder and spiritual well being. Learn how 177 waterfalls shaped Maine's history from prehistoric times to the present; how they were vital to survival for the first people living thereaas travel challenges, hindrances to the logging industry, and as ambush spots for attacking Indians. They continue to be important to the economy today, not only as tourist destinations, but as a means to bring power to the state through the usage of dams. Read about Screw Auger Falls and the Great Falls in Lewiston; experience the waterfalls that Henry Thoreau traveled on the mighty Penobscot River, and one of the most powerful waterfalls known to the colonists, the Rumford Falls. Travel through sixteen Maine counties to discover the waterfalls that shaped Maine.