Potato import protest, Presque Isle, 1982

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In a peaceful demonstration of opposition to imported Canadian potatoes, a group of Aroostook County potato farmers filled the parking lot of the Presque Isle Agricultural Center on December 16, 1982.

"We will stay until Christmas, if we have to," one grower said. The farmers planned to stay until their demands were met.

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  • Title: Potato import protest, Presque Isle, 1982
  • Creator: Voscar - UPI
  • Creation Date: 1982-12-16
  • Subject Date: 1982-12-16
  • Location: Presque Isle, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 25 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1880, Box 7/6
  • Collection: United Press International collection
  • Object Type: Image

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