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Historical Items

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Item 8653

Maine State Agricultural Exhibition, 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1860 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 104322

U.S. Government Department of Agriculture food chart, 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1943 Media: Lithograph

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Milk content testers, Fryeburg, ca. 1940.

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print


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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.


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.


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.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Agriculture

Agriculture Agriculture has always been the key component of Presque Isle's economy. Whether as the source of necessary supplies for the lumber…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

(More about WWI Impact on Farmington's Agriculture.) 1863 Franklin Co. Agricultural Newsletter This newsletter shows the many categories for…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's Agricultural Pursuits

Farmington's Agricultural Pursuits In the early 1800’s, as farms became more established, crops in Farmington expanded to include clover for cattle…

My Maine Stories

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Somali Bantu farmers put down roots in Maine
by Muhidin D. Libah

Running the Somali Bantu Community Association and finding food security in Maine


A Smart Horse
by Lynn Peasley Sanborn

The horse brings the hay home while the boys are swimming.


Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s