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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 with horses and farm laborers, ca. 1910

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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Sweetser Farm, Presque Isle, ca. 1900

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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Moose in the Aroostook Woods, 1895

Aroostook Historical and Art Museum

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