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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society
Date: circa 1940
Media: Photographic print
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.
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.
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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by Phyllis A. Blackstone
A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s