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Historical Items

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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

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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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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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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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…

My Maine Stories

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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.

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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