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Frank Longstaff farm, Crystal, ca. 1922

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Frank Longstaff farm, Crystal, ca.  1922

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Frank Longstaff's seed potato farm, in Crystal, about a mile west of Island Falls on route 159 at Belvedere Crossing.

Fred Fogg, who lived across the street from the Longstaff Farm, is standing between two horses with his hands folded. He is wearing a hat and suspenders.

Frank Longstaff began the farm in the 1910s and it was later acquired by Jake Shur and then owned by his son, Arthur Shur.

Seed potatoes are potatoes grown under careful conditions to minimize diseases to produce healthy clones of parent plants. After harvesting, each potato is cut up so that each piece has at least one "eye" in it. These pieces are sold to other farmers to plant.

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  • Title: Frank Longstaff farm, Crystal, ca. 1922
  • Creation Date: circa 1922
  • Subject Date: circa 1922
  • Local Name: Belvedere Crossing
  • Town: Crystal
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: monochrome photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 18 x 22
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
1678 U.S. Route 1, Littleton, ME 04730
(207) 538-9604 (Debbie)
http://www.oldplow.net

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