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Item 79396

Title: 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: Photograph

Item 66214

Title: Mt. Katahdin and Granger, Stetson, ca. 1906

Contributed by: Stetson Historical Society

Date: circa 1906

Location: Stetson

Media: Photograph

Item 75495

Title: Eliab Shepardson Jr. with mounted ox, Stetson, 1931

Contributed by: Stetson Historical Society

Date: 1931

Location: Stetson

Media: Photograph

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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

Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

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.

Exhibit

Pejepscot dam structure, Topsham, 1893

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.

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Site

Mt. Katahdin and Granger, Stetson, ca. 1906

Stetson Historical Society

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Site

Bridge Under Construction at East New Portland November 29th, 1923

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

A multi-village history of this western Maine town as created by students and teachers from MSAD #74, the New Portland Community Library, and the New Portland Historical Society. Exhibits are divided into sections examining North New Portland Village, East New Portland Village, and West New Portland Village.

Site

Dedication of monument to Blue Hill's founders, 1910

Blue Hill, Maine

The history of a small, but vibrant, Downeast village as told by an array of local institutions and organizations. Site contributors include Blue Hill Historical Society, Blue Hill Public Library, Blue Hill Consolidated School, George Stevens Academy, the Bay School, and the Jonathan Fisher House. Some of the topics covered include the arts, Jonathan Fisher, the Blue Hill Fair, Rusticators, the Civil War, education, and shipbuilding.