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Item 10616

Potato digging in Maine, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Media: Postcard

Item 11125

Aroostook County potatoes, 1909

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: 1909

Location: Littleton

Media: Photographic print

Item 11179

Potato inspection, Houlton, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1981-12-09

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

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Taber wagon with horses and farm laborers, ca. 1910

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

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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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MMN Image 28618

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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MMN Image 28621

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…

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Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 2 of 3

Carroll's Auto Sales Back then an average truck cost about $1,700 dollars. One time the potato service bought about 25 farm trucks at once and…

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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

Story

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.