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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 15436

Taber wagon with potato barrels, Caribou

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Caribou; Houlton Media: digital photograph

Exhibits

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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

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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.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 7 of 13

This type of wagon was called the drop-axle wagon, the jigger wagon, or the Tabor wagon. Tabor was named after John Tabor of Houlton who built the…

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Aroostook Historical and Art Museum

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