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Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society
Date: circa 1880
Location: New Sweden
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1890
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.
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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… Harvesting Although the tools are simple (a metal rake, metal bucket and onion bags), clam digging is hard, backbreaking work with hours dependent…
… dressed in orange jumpsuits, would be required to rake leaves or do yard work for retribution. Instead of shackles or chains, they were handcuffed…
The last thing he patented was a spring-tooth rake. He invented other things – a pipe vise, an umbrella holder, and a portable camp.