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Historical Items

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Item 13262

Planting potatoes, Caribou, ca. 1947

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1947 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

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 31113

A Champion Potato Picker, Presque Isle, 1952

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1962 Location: Presque Isle Media: Audio MP3

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Exhibits

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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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Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

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