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Item 21231

Wood rake, New Sweden, ca. 1880

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: New Sweden Media: wood

Item 6296


Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Media: Etching

Item 13679

Dump rake, Monticello, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Monticello Media: Photographic print


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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.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

… Harvesting Although the tools are simple (a metal rake, metal bucket and onion bags), clam digging is hard, backbreaking work with hours dependent…

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Historic Hallowell - Prisons and Firearms

… dressed in orange jumpsuits, would be required to rake leaves or do yard work for retribution. Instead of shackles or chains, they were handcuffed…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Chester Greenwood

The last thing he patented was a spring-tooth rake. He invented other things – a pipe vise, an umbrella holder, and a portable camp.