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Historical Items

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Item 15234

Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1965 Media: Photographic print

Item 10855

Marketing potatoes at starch factories, Houlton, 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 10873

Potatoes for starch factory, Houlton, 1890

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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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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Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description A step in the process of producing potato starch

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 1 of 13

A MARKET FOR STARCH Marketing potatoes at starch factories, Houlton, 1895Item Contributed byAroostook County Historical and Art Museum A…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… the area which then processed the potatoes into starch; factory owners sold this powdery product to cotton textile mills in southern Maine where it…