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Historical Items

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Item 14633

Red Ball Brand potato bag, Caribou, c. 1970

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1970 Location: Caribou Media: paper

Item 16021

Lobster brand potato bag

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1970 Location: Washburn Media: paper

Item 17846

Potato Service Company, Presque Isle, c. 1965

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1965 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.

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Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community

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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.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 3 of 5

… Click here to visit Richard Rand's Harvesting Potatoes. Potato Barrel Truck, Presque IsleItem Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

Potatoes that are not suitable for sale as table stock are processed into starch or cattle feed. View additional information about this item on the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Maine Special potato bag, Presque Isle, c. 1950

In the 1940s potato farmers started packaging their potatoes in distinctive bags. The wide variety of bags illustrates the strong interest in…

My Maine Stories

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The future of potato growing
by Dan Blackstone

Informed by six generations of potato farming

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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s