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Item 8653

Maine State Agricultural Exhibition, 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1860

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 1190

Franklin Grange Hall, Bryant Pond, ca. 1892

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Woodstock

Media: Photographic print

Item 27950

Alameda Hall Interior, Bath, ca. 1889

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1889

Location: Bath

Media: Photographic print

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Jewett Corn Factory, Norridgewock, ca. 1915

Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.

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Holstein and Ayrshire bulls, Caribou Fair, ca 1922

Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

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10 Bodwell Street, Sanford, ca 1900

Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England, University Press of New England, 1984.)

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Installation of Officers in the Aurora Grange, Strong, ca. 1947

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 1 of 3

… Exhibits The National Grange is the oldest US agricultural organization, with grassroots chapters established in 2,700 local communities in 37…

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G.A.R. picnic, Strong, ca. 1895

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Groups, Clubs & Organizations The Grand Army of the Republic G.A.R. picnic, Strong, ca. 1895Members of Post 134 of the Grand Army of the…

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Congregational Church, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 3 of 3

Groups, Clubs & Organizations Knights of Pythias The Knights of Pythias was another post-Civil War fraternal organization and secret society…