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Item 10912

Acrobatic act, Houlton Fair, 1914

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: 1914-08-25

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

Item 10721

Abbot Agricultural Fair

Contributed by: Abbot Historical Society

Date: 1921

Location: Abbot

Media: Photographic print

Item 10911

Flying Doordeens, Houlton Fair, 1914

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: 1914-08-25

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

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Holstein and Ayrshire bulls, Caribou Fair, ca 1922

Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

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Mt. Katahdin and Granger, Stetson, ca. 1906

The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.

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Waterville City Hall during the centennial celebration, 1902

"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan…" Waterville in 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Blue Hill Agricultural Fair, ca. 1875

Blue Hill, Maine - A Real Downeast County Fair

What most people don’t know is that the fair described in the book is the Blue Hill Fair! E.B White lived just down the road in Brooklin.

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Fair souvenir, Farmington Public Library, 1890

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Fair souvenir, Farmington Public Library, 1890

Fair souvenir, Farmington Public Library, 1890 Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description The newly formed Library Association…

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1794 map of Farmington

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

It is still an agricultural fair with livestock, horse pulling, tractor pulling, an exhibition hall for crafts and food goods.

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Story

Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by

by Randy Randall


Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.

Story

How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine

by Doug Rawlings


Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement