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Item 26062

Title: Katahdin Ironworks Furnace, 1966

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Date: 1966-07-05

Location: Katahdin Iron Works

Media: Photograph

Item 26047

Title: Katahdin Ironworks Furnace Restoration, 1966

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Date: 1966-09-13

Location: Katahdin Ironworks

Media: Photograph

Item 10823

Title: Katahdin, looking east, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1923-08-24

Media: Photographic print

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Steamboats

Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

Exhibit

Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

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.