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Historical Items

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Item 16341

Aroostook Times building, Houlton, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 10856

Aroostook Pioneer, newspaper building, Houlton, c. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 17835

Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1975 Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.

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Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad

The Bangor & Aroostook Railroad did view the Aroostook Valley Railroad as a threat to business and expanded their lines through Washburn, Mapleton…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad X Text by Chandler and Gabby, students at Presque Isle Middle School Images from and the students X The B&A…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

In the 1970s, potato farmers in Aroostook County grew sugar beets as a rotation crop with potatoes. While a promising concept, scheduling problems…

My Maine Stories

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

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

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life