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Historical Items Showing 3 of 52 View All

Item 33882

Photograph of cattle competition at the Blue Hill Fair, 1957

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library

Date: 1957

Location: Blue Hill

Media: Photographic print

Item 27415

Farmington Cattle Show, 1917

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society

Date: 1917

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

Item 29311

Cattle Pound, Turner

Contributed by: Turner Museum and Historical Society

Date: circa 1800

Location: Turner

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 4 View All

Item 70714

Assessor's Record, 90 Presumpscot Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Consolidated Rendering Company

Use: Shed - Cattle

Item 70947

Shed, Presumpscot Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad

Use: Shed - Cattle

Item 70948

Shed, Presumpscot Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad

Use: Shed - Cattle

Exhibits Showing 3 of 9 View All

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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Laboring in Maine

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.

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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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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.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 31 View All

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Crooked knife, Stockholm. c.1930

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

c.1930 Item 19528 infoStockholm Historical Society Carving knives that they used to skin cattle, deer, moose, and bear.

Site Page

Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

… for sale as table stock are processed into starch or cattle feed. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

Site Page

Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Agricultural Statistics of the Colony, 1870 to 1880

… 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…

My Maine Stories Showing 1 of 1 View All

Story

Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service

by Jim Barrows


A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.