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Historical Items

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Item 19297

Crank axle, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: digital photograph

Item 13896

Drop axle wagon, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1895 Media: Photographic print

Item 23209

Proctor & Hunt Company, Island Falls, ca. 1893

Contributed by: Island Falls Historical Society Date: circa 1893 Location: Island Falls Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community

Exhibit

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 - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 7 of 13

This photograph of a drop-axle wagon clearly demonstrates how the axles are over the body, allowing the body to be close to the ground.

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Aroostook Historical and Art Museum

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