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Historical Items

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Item 75495

Eliab Shepardson Jr. with mounted ox, Stetson, 1931

Contributed by: An individual through Stetson Historical Society Date: 1931 Location: Stetson Media: Photographic print

Item 74861

Arno Shepardson with mounted ox, Stetson, ca. 1929

Contributed by: An individual through Stetson Historical Society Date: circa 1929 Location: Stetson Media: Photographic print

Item 79428

Eliab Shepardson with mounted ox, Stetson, 1931

Contributed by: Stetson Historical Society Date: 1931 Location: Stetson Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"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.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Third Generation and Beyond

… and with the help of family members and a team of oxen. A.C. and Emily Savage and their descendants certainly seemed to live up to legends of…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

The British came ashore, drove his cattle and oxen to the shore, killed and butchered the animals, took all the provisions from the house, then…

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Guilford, Maine - Around Town By: Piscataquis Community Middle School Students

The smoothest roads used to be snow-packed roads. Before truck-mounted snowplows cleared deep winter snows from the roads, and before cars and trucks…