Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.
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.
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.
c.1930 Item 19528 infoStockholm Historical Society Carving knives that they used to skin cattle, deer, moose, and bear.
… for sale as table stock are processed into starch or cattle feed. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.
… 1880 horses - 164 oxen - 92 milk cows - 283 cattle, other - 282 sheep - 530 pigs - 175 chickens - 1920 cheese - 1 ton butter - 7 tons wheat, rye…