Keywords: Hay Wagon
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Contributed by: Caribou Public Library
Date: circa 1940
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
Date: circa 1920
Media: steel, wood
Contributed by: An individual through Whitefield Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
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.
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.
"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.
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They harvested salt hay as fodder for cattle and sheep and used the marsh for summer pasture. Many settlers were often assigned a marsh lot (or lots)…
To increase marsh salt hay production, he initiated one of the first diking experiments in Maine. His experiments attracted the attention of farmer…
Clam diggers believed they were losing flats and that clams were worth thousands of dollars more than hay.