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Item 29974

North Yarmouth farm, ca. 1900

Contributed by: North Yarmouth Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: North Yarmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 9653

Fairview Farm, Leeds, ca. 1921

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1921 Location: Leeds Media: Postcard

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Item 31479

Wessenger Place, Masardis, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Masardis Media: Glass Negative


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Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka <em>Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England,</em> University Press of New England, 1984.)


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.


Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape

The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Skyline Farm - Making and Preserving History

He farmed the 55-acre homestead until his death in 1864. At this point, a couple of other Loring family members owned Skyline Farm.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Stairs-Beckwith Farm, Presque Isle, ca. 1950

These farm buildings were located on Academy Street in Presque Isle about a mile from Main Street. View additional information about this item on…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… crop, paid off their mortgages, improved their farm buildings and their homes and found themselves with more leisure time.