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.
The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.
Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.
… his cattle and oxen to the shore, killed and butchered the animals, took all the provisions from the house, then smashed the dishes.
… at Carls Point, a failed romance, operating a butchering cart with his father, working at Eastes and Whittiers Stove Store, and his move to Bangor…
… 121-endFamily history in Ellsworth, Bangor area; butchering, work for Rufus Prince, Mabelle Martin's death Lewiston Journal article on…