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Historical Items

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Item 17835

Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1975 Media: Photographic print

Item 15249

Threshing peas, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Media: Photographic print

Item 15241

Sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1975 Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

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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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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 - Threshing peas, ca. 1955

… Description For many years peas were grown in rotation with potatoes as an alternative crop to help replenish nutrients to the soil.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

… farmers in Aroostook County grew sugar beets as a rotation crop with potatoes. While a promising concept, scheduling problems arose when both…