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Keywords: Oxen

Historical Items

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Item 102385

County fair oxen, Farmington, 1932

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: 1932 Location: Farmington Media: Lantern slide

Item 79396

A.S. Rand with Mt. Katahdin and Granger, "The World's Largest Oxen", Etna, ca. 1904

Contributed by: Stetson Historical Society Date: circa 1904 Location: Etna Media: Photographic print

Item 66214

Mt. Katahdin and Granger, Stetson, ca. 1906

Contributed by: An individual through Stetson Historical Society Date: circa 1906 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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Laboring in Maine

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.

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Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.

Site Pages

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

… - 19 trees 1873 grass - 400 acres horses - 22 oxen - 14 cows/calves - 100/40 sheep - 33 pigs - 125 domestic fowl - uncounted 1880 horses - 164…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… infoStrong Historical Society Here a team of oxen with a sled full of firewood is rested in front of the Diah Sweet store by their young handler.

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Stetson Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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Story

Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.