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Item 12957

Title: Softwood potato barrel, Hodgdon, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Date: circa 1950

Location: Hodgdon

Media: ash, cedar, wire

Item 12952

Title: Hardwood potato barrel, Littleton, c. 1970

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Date: circa 1970

Location: Littleton

Media: wood

Item 16055

Title: Potato Barrel Grapple, Littleton, 1945

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Date: 1945

Location: Littleton

Media: steel

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Exhibit

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

Exhibit

Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

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.

Exhibit

Letter from POW camp, 1944

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.

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Site

Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City

The history of a northern Maine community as told by an array of local institutions and organizations. Site contributors include University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle Historical Society, Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, Presque Isle Middle School. Some of the topics include historic buildings, potato farming, transportation and the Aroostook Valley Railroad.

Site

Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.

Site

Moose in the Aroostook Woods, 1895

Aroostook Historical and Art Museum

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