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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

Item 8178

Potato diggers with wagon load of potatoes, Washburn, 1910

Contributed by: University of Maine at Presque Isle Library Date: 1910 Location: Washburn Media: Photographic print

Item 13897

Suffolk Punch horses and gigger wagon, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

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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

Site Pages

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

Tabor was named after John Tabor of Houlton who built the wagon in the late 1800s Loading Barrels by Hand, Presque Isle, 1950Item Contributed…

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Aroostook Historical and Art Museum

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