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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

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Holstein and Ayrshire bulls, Caribou Fair, ca 1922

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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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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Threshing peas, ca. 1955

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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Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

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…