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Historical Items

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Item 11125

Aroostook County potatoes, 1909

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1909 Location: Littleton Media: Photographic print

Item 14735

Quality Potatoes, Houlton, c. 1960

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1960 Location: Houlton Media: paper

Item 20147

Notice seeking potatoes, Newcastle, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Newcastle Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.

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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.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 3 of 5

… Click 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 - Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

Potatoes that are not suitable for sale as table stock are processed into starch or cattle feed. View additional information about this item on the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Maine Special potato bag, Presque Isle, c. 1950

In the 1940s potato farmers started packaging their potatoes in distinctive bags. The wide variety of bags illustrates the strong interest in…

My Maine Stories

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The future of potato growing
by Dan Blackstone

Informed by six generations of potato farming

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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

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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.