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Like its sister city Biddeford, Saco (SAH-co) was settled in 1631 at a site first noted by Capt. John Smith in 1614; in 1762 the town was incorporated as Pepperellborough. Pepperellborough became Saco in 1805.
A few years later the first major industry, an ironworks, was established. Due to an abundance of readily available waterpower, Saco remained predominantly industrial until recently. The economy now has a broader base, with commerce taking the leading role.
Besides powering the city's industries, the Saco River provides opportunities for fishing, boating and swimming on its 4-mile run to the sea. Ferry Beach State Park occupies 117 acres on the east bank; a stand of tupelo trees, rare at this northern latitude, grows in the park. Also nearby is one of the region's favorite seaside resorts, Old Orchard Beach.

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Hampton Inn by Hilton
48 Industrial Park Rd. Saco, ME 04072
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Ramada Saco Old Orchard Beach Area
352 North St. Saco, ME 04072
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Wagon Wheel Motel I & II
726 Portland Rd. Saco, ME 04072
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Saco Motel
473 Main St. Saco, ME 04072
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