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Farming in Maine

Dairy Boy bull offer, Farmingdale, 1862

Dairy Boy bull offer, Farmingdale, 1862

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Maine Historical Society

Dairying was one of Maine's most visible and important agricultural industries.

Nineteenth-century dairy farms that produced a surplus began by offering butter or cream to neighbors or local stores.

In 1871, the Sandy River Cheese Co. became the state's first factory devoted to cheese production.


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