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Historical Items

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Mary Drake Seeley, Houlton, ca. 1890

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

Item 25598

Strout Greenhouses, Biddeford, 1909

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1909 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

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F.D. Morrill's home and greenhouses, North Yarmouth, ca. 1942

Contributed by: North Yarmouth Historical Society Date: circa 1942 Location: North Yarmouth Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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Canning: A Maine Industry

Maine's corn canning industry, as illuminated by the career of George S. Jewett, prospered between 1850 and 1950.

Site Pages

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Skyline Farm

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 1 of 3

Carroll's Auto Sales Item Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society Text by Chris, a Presque Isle Middle School student Images from the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 3 of 3

Carroll's Auto Sales During World War II, General Motors was making just enough cars to stay in business because they were making tanks to help the…

My Maine Stories

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s

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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

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The future of potato growing
by Dan Blackstone

Informed by six generations of potato farming