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Item 10721

Title: Abbot Agricultural Fair

Contributed by: Abbot Historical Society

Date: 1921

Location: Abbot

Media: Photograph

Item 8653

Title: Maine State Agricultural Exhibition, 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1860

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 5493

Title: Pembroke agricultural fair, 1890s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1895

Location: Pembroke

Media: Black and white photograph

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Mt. Katahdin and Granger, Stetson, ca. 1906

The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.

Exhibit

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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Site

Dedication of monument to Blue Hill's founders, 1910

Blue Hill, Maine

The history of a small, but vibrant, Downeast village as told by an array of local institutions and organizations. Site contributors include Blue Hill Historical Society, Blue Hill Public Library, Blue Hill Consolidated School, George Stevens Academy, the Bay School, and the Jonathan Fisher House. Some of the topics covered include the arts, Jonathan Fisher, the Blue Hill Fair, Rusticators, the Civil War, education, and shipbuilding.