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Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
Date: circa 1960
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.
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
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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… Click here to visit Richard Rand's Harvesting Potatoes. Potato Barrel Truck, Presque IsleItem Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society…
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…
In the 1940s potato farmers started packaging their potatoes in distinctive bags. The wide variety of bags illustrates the strong interest in…
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by Phyllis A. Blackstone
A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s