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Historical Items (1998)  |  Tax Records (0)  |  Exhibits (24)  |  Sites (10)  | 

Historical Items Showing 3 of 1998 View All

Item 8653

Title: Maine State Agricultural Exhibition, 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1860

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 6551

Title: Milk content testers, Fryeburg, ca. 1940.

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society

Date: circa 1940

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Photograph

Item 9318

Title: Agriculture Lab, Greely Institute, 1935

Contributed by: Cumberland Historical Society

Date: 1935

Location: Cumberland

Media: Photograph

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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.

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

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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Site

Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City

The history of a northern Maine community as told by an array of local institutions and organizations. Site contributors include University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle Historical Society, Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, Presque Isle Middle School. Some of the topics include historic buildings, potato farming, transportation and the Aroostook Valley Railroad.

Site

1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown

The history of Farmington as depicted by representatives from Farmington Historical Society, Farmington Public Library, Center for Community GIS, University of Maine at Farmington, and the Mallett School. Topics covered include education, culture, early settlers, important residents, agriculture, and a special section on maps.

Site

Aroostook potato field, 1916

Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.