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Item 18414

Stuffed sheep, Lewiston, ca. 1890s

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 2005

Location: Lewiston; Auburn

Media: Taxidermied sheep

Item 61854

Albert Buswell telling about sheep shearing on Swans Island, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: 1940 - 1949

Location: Swans Island

Media: mp3

Item 22308

Grazing sheep, Woodland, ca. 1922

Contributed by: Nylander Museum

Date: circa 1922

Location: Woodland

Media: Photographic print

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St-Jean-Baptiste portrayal, 1890

La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.


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Game wardens, Raymond, ca. 1920

Raising Fish

Mainers began propagating fish to stock ponds and lakes in the mid 19th century. The state got into the business in the latter part of the century, first concentrating on Atlantic salmon, then moving into raising other species for stocking rivers, lakes, and ponds.


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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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Samuel Carter Homestead, Blue Hill, 1891

Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 2 of 3

… lumbering; farming, which included tending sheep as there were as many as 6000 sheep on Long Island a the time of the Civil War; and fishing as…

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Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Agricultural Statistics of the Colony, 1870 to 1880

… acres horses - 22 oxen - 14 cows/calves - 100/40 sheep - 33 pigs - 125 domestic fowl - uncounted 1880 horses - 164 oxen - 92 milk cows - 283…

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Thomas Richardson farmhouse, Strong, ca. 1890

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

and Mercy Doble Richardson, parents of Charles Burton Richardson, raised sheep in support of the Civil War Union effort.

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My life as a revolutionary knitter

by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes