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Item 9855

1926 McCormack Threshing Machine

Contributed by: Ste. Agathe Historical Society

Date: 1926

Location: Saint Agatha

Media: Metal

Item 19549

Hand sickle, Stockholm. 1900

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Stockholm

Media: wood, steel

Item 79228

Libby Farm, Big Lake Township, 1932

Contributed by: Joyce Carle through Princeton Public Library

Date: 1932

Location: Big Lake Township

Media: Photographic print

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John Merrill and son, Edwin, Leeds, 1860

John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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Page Terrace, Fairfield, ca. 1930

Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape

The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.

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Jewett Corn Factory, Norridgewock, ca. 1915

Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.

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Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Agricultural Statistics of the Colony, 1870 to 1880

… - 20 acres planted 1871 wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, beans, and potatoes - 166 acres planted apples - 19 trees 1873 grass - 400 acres horses -…

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City

Historic Hallowell - Poor Farm

… of potatoes 140 bushels of apples, 175 bushels oats and barley, quite an amount of corn, beans, &c., also 1200 pounds pork and 500 pounds beef.

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1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - 1840 U.S. Census Questions

… bushels of wheat did you grow in 1839? Barley? Oats? Rye? Indian corn? Buck wheat? Potatoes? 5. How many pounds of wool? Hops? Wax? 6.