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Contributed by: Caribou Public Library
Date: circa 1930
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
Date: circa 1942
Location: Houlton; Madison
Media: wood and stel
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The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.
Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.
The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.
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… Historical Society Here a team of oxen with a sled full of firewood is rested in front of the Diah Sweet store by their young handler.
Donald LeMoine sledding, Swan's Island, ca. 1940Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Sledding was also a popular winter past time…
He is shown "haulling his pas dinner on his red sled Tiger in 1862," "mutilating his apple tree," with David Towle, wading in the mud in 1865; and…