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Historical Items

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Item 13195

Potato barrels at harvest, Caribou, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1930 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Item 12957

Softwood potato barrel, Hodgdon, ca. 1950

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

Item 13194

Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1930 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

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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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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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.

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