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Item 80355

Miniature bean pot, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Friendship Media: red clay

Item 100156

Swasey bean pot, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Stoneware

Item 7993

Cast Iron bean pots awaiting shipment, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint


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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.


Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.


Maine Sweets: Confections and Confectioners

From chocolate to taffy, Mainers are inventive with our sweet treats. In addition to feeding our sweet tooth, it's also an economic driver for the state.

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Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

… an early family, the Philbricks, crafted cream pots, bean crocks, molasses jugs, milk pans and other vessels from the red clay of the nearby…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

Fired ceramic pots, possibly an outgrowth of earlier soapstone bowls, appear in southern Maine, suggesting the beginning of agriculture and a more…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

… slabs of salt fish, molasses barrels and the pot belly stove. The store became a “nucleus for wholesale trade in grain, wool, apples, eggs and…

My Maine Stories

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.