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Historical Items

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Item 12957

Softwood potato barrel, Hodgdon, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Hodgdon Media: ash, cedar, wire

Item 12952

Hardwood potato barrel, Littleton, c. 1970

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1970 Location: Littleton Media: wood

Item 16055

Potato Barrel Grapple, Littleton, 1945

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: 1945 Location: Littleton Media: steel

Exhibits

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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

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 3 of 5

… here to visit Richard Rand's Harvesting Potatoes. Potato Barrel Truck, Presque IsleItem Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 11 of 13

Potato Barrel Truck, Presque IsleItem Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society The truck on the right has a flat body.

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

Former farmer Larry Park talks about how a potato harvester works.  SOURCES Richard W. Judd” AROOSTOOK A Century of Logging in Northen Maine”…

My Maine Stories

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s