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Item 80828

Robert Nisbet, Rumford, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: circa 1905

Location: Rumford

Media: Photographic print

Item 16571

Cream separator, Littleton, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Date: circa 1920

Location: Littleton

Media: metal

Item 34071

Spring Brook Farm dairy herd, Cumberland, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

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.

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Dee's Ice Cream Pint, Brunswick, ca. 1950

How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

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Loading ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1946

Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

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1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - 1840 U.S. Census Questions

… is the value of the products of your orchard? Dairy? Homemade or family goods? 10. What was the value of your market garden in 1839? 11.

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Members of the Lawrence family at Riverside Farm, North Yarmouth, 1895

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 3 of 4

… in the Civil War, and still sells milk and other dairy products. Walnut Hill Creamery, a cooperative venture founded in 1892, took advantage of the…

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1794 map of Farmington

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

Dairy, sugar and bread products, apples, pears, farming tools, carriages and harnesses. Also, quilts and spreads, carpets, rugs and plants, fancy…