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Historical Items

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Item 53175

Ellie Macomber feeding chickens, Fairfield, ca. 1925

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1925 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 53167

Good Will boy feeding chickens, Fairfield, ca. 1925

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1925 Location: Fairfield Media: Lantern slide

Item 16570

Ceramic Chicken Waterer, c. 1920

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Littleton Media: ceramic

Tax Records

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Item 54258

Assessor's Record, 142-144 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Nettie E. Hanscom Use: Chicken Coop

Item 55859

Assessor's Record, 1286 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Hattie A. Thompson Use: Chicken Coop

Item 63121

Assessor's Record, 8-12 Middle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Zesel Agger Use: Chicken Coop

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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

John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Site Page

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Marion Sanborn

- Pause - Marion: Like I said cows and chickens. Anna: Cows and chickens, so you used them for food? Marion: Yes.

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

… - 283 cattle, other - 282 sheep - 530 pigs - 175 chickens - 1920 cheese - 1 ton butter - 7 tons wheat, rye, buckwheat and oats - 17,982 bushels…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Farm Life

Her mother tended the chickens and they ate the eggs for breakfast. They also sold many of the eggs. They had twenty-five to thirty chickens.

My Maine Stories

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Story

How Belfast was the Chicken Capital of the Northeast
by Ralph Chavis

My memories of spending time in Belfast as a child when my father worked in the chicken industry.

Story

Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

Story

Finding and cooking fiddleheads with my parents
by Brian J. Theriault

My father has been picking and eating fiddleheads almost all his life, Mom prepares and stores them