Jillpoke, c. 1900
Contributed by Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
"jillpoke" is a term that has various meanings depending on the occupation under discussion. In relation to this artifact, a jillpoke is a device that is attached to the end of a heavy work sled by the ring and the other end left to drag on the ground behind the sled. Fully loaded with logs or other heavy loads, a sled being pulled up hill could pull the horses back down hill. A jillpoke behind the sled, however, digs into the ice and snow anytime the sled starts to slip back down hill so the horses can rest a bit before continuing up the hill.
- Title: Jillpoke, c. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Town: Littleton
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: wood and iron
- Dimensions (cm): 103 x 9 x 9
- Local Code: 2003.001.43
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:
Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
1678 U.S. Route 1, Littleton, ME 04730
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