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Item 13196

Horse drawn potato digger

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library

Date: circa 1940

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 13194

Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library

Date: circa 1930

Location: Caribou

Media: Photographic print

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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.

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Fight or buy bonds, World War I poster, 1917

World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 2 of 13

Victor potato digger, Littleton, c. 1920Item Contributed bySouthern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Two horses were necessary to pull these early…

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Picking potatoes, Presque Isle, 1939

Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 3 of 13

THE DIGGER EVOLVES Digger with MotorThis one-row digger was entered in the Mapleton Days parade in June, 2009 X In the 1930s some diggers had a…

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Potato harvest, Presque Isle, 1982

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

Workers make sure the potatoes and rocks are separated. A conveyors dumps the potatoes directly into a bulk body truck No more barrels, no more…

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Story

Growing up on a potato and dairy farm

by Paula Woodworth


Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

Story

Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old

by Phyllis A. Blackstone


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