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Saco

At SACO (pron. So'ko), (60 alt., 7,233 pop.), is the CYRUS KING HOUSE, 271 Main St., now the rectory of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. The house was built in 1807 by Cyrus King, member of the Scarboro family, which produced the first Governor of Maine. A later occupant of the house was Horace Woodman, the inventor, who in 1854 devised the self-strippingcotton card and many other textile manufacturing appliances. Lyman Beecher Stowe, the author who is a grandson of Harriet Beecher Stowe,was born in Saco when his father was minister of the FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, corner Beach and Main Sts. YORK INSTITUTE, 375 Main St. (open weekdays 7-4 p.m.), a small brick building erected in 1928, contains a collection of Colonial costumes and furniture, paintings, statuary, Maine minerals, Indian relics, and historical documents.