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Keywords: Taxidermy

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 14623

Frank R. Wilson Taxidermist shop, Houlton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 1 of 3

… Show booth, 1897"Camp Oquossoc" displayed expert taxidermy and the latest sporting equipment from all over Maine.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Franklin County Agricultural Fair

… spreads, carpets, rugs and plants, fancy work, taxidermy. The fair has been held every year since 1840 at the fair grounds on High St.

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Nylander Museum

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