Sheep shears, Van Buren, ca. 1900

Contributed by L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage


These tin shears were used to shear the wool from the sheep. Sheep were raised in the Aroostook Valley by the early European settlers.

The wool was carded at the Corriveau Mill located in Frenchville. When the sheep farms disappeared, the mill closed. Wool was then carded in New Brunswick, Canada.

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  • Title: Sheep shears, Van Buren, ca. 1900
  • Creator: L'heritage Vivant - Living Heritage Society
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Local Name: Acadian Village
  • Town: Van Buren
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: metal
  • Dimensions: 30.5 cm x 11.1 cm x 3.2 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage
P.O. Box 165, Van Buren, ME 04785
(207) 868-2691

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