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Historical Items

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Item 13195

Potato barrels at harvest, Caribou, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1930 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Item 12957

Softwood potato barrel, Hodgdon, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Hodgdon Media: ash, cedar, wire

Item 18921

Theodore Barrell to brother, 1785

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1785 Location: York; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 37299

136-138 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Georgia W Ray Use: Storage - Fruit

Item 45781

140-142 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Georgie W Ray Use: Store Building

Item 37307

Assessor's Record, 146-152 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: James H McDonald Use: Shop - Barrel


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Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community


Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.


Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

Josie is sitting on the barrel, Gladys Stinson Hall is standing next to her, Sam Stinson is seated and beside him is Lizzie Stinson Smith.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 6 of 13

The barrel loaders would collect the tickets so that the farmer could keep track of the number of barrels picked by each picker.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 11 of 13

Potato Barrel Truck, Presque IsleItem Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society The truck on the right has a flat body.

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


Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey