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Item 8653

Maine State Agricultural Exhibition, 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1860

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 6551

Milk content testers, Fryeburg, ca. 1940.

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society

Date: circa 1940

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Photographic print

Item 9318

Agriculture Lab, Greely Institute, 1935

Contributed by: Cumberland Historical Society

Date: 1935

Location: Cumberland

Media: Photographic print

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Jewett Corn Factory, Norridgewock, ca. 1915

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.


Holstein and Ayrshire bulls, Caribou Fair, ca 1922

Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

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.


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.

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Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City - Agriculture

Agriculture Agriculture has always been the key component of Presque Isle's economy. Whether as the source of necessary supplies for the lumber…

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Farmington Harvest, pre 1900

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

(More about WWI Impact on Farmington's Agriculture.) 1863 Franklin Co. Agricultural Newsletter This newsletter shows the many categories for…

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1794 map of Farmington

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

Farmington's Agricultural Pursuits In the early 1800’s, as farms became more established, crops in Farmington expanded to include clover for cattle…

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All


Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old

by Phyllis A. Blackstone

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


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.