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Historical Items

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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

Exhibits

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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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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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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.

Site Pages

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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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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.