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Item 8736

North Waterford World's Fair, 1906

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society

Date: 1906

Location: Waterford

Media: Postcard

Item 36902

Sanderson siblings, North Waterford, 1897

Contributed by: David Sanderson through Maine Historical Society

Date: 1897-10-02

Location: Waterford

Media: Tintype

Item 76545

Winter Carnival at North Waterford, ca. 1926

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society

Date: circa 1926

Location: North Waterford

Media: Photographic print from glass negative

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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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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.