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Item 15252

Unloading potatoes, Blaine, 1966

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society

Date: 1966

Location: Blaine

Media: Photographic print

Item 17835

Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1975

Media: Photographic print

Item 28475

Centre street, Bath, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: circa 1950

Location: Bath

Media: Postcard

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Oakland Park, Rockport, ca. 1915

A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

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Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

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Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

Presque Isle: The Star City - Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

… Description Sugar beets being loaded from a bulk truck to a Bangor and Aroostook gondola car. In the 1970s, potato farmers in Aroostook County…

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Potato harvest, Presque Isle, 1982

Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 13 of 13

A conveyors dumps the potatoes directly into a bulk body truck No more barrels, no more baskets, no more tickets and no more picking potatoes.