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Item 1047

Crowd at Norridgewock

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Norridgewock

Media: Photographic print

Item 8736

North Waterford World's Fair, 1906

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society

Date: 1906

Location: Waterford

Media: Postcard

Item 10896

Houlton Fair officials, 1914

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: 1914-08-25

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

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Waterville City Hall during the centennial celebration, 1902

"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan…" Waterville in 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Holstein and Ayrshire bulls, Caribou Fair, ca 1922

Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

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Mt. Katahdin and Granger, Stetson, ca. 1906

The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.