Keywords: foot warmer
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Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
Date: circa 1900
Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.
While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.
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Then, in warmer weather, the ice would be loaded onto schooners for transport to market. As the granite industry was coming into its own, another…
Towle and his Combined Foot-Warmer and Lantern, patented June 8, 1880; and Henry O. Stanley and his Rangeley Spinner, late 1800s.
… several degrees cooler in the summer and several warmer in the winter. However, there have been many recordings of Penobscot Bay freezing over and…