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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

Clam-digger

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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Jewett Corn Factory, Norridgewock, ca. 1915

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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Steamboats

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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Local Fishermen at Pine Point, Scarborough, 1932

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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Police Revolver, Hallowell Police Department, Hallowell, 1890,

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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1794 map of Farmington

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.