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Historical Items

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Item 13821

Oxford County Fair, 4-H Club, 1976

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society Date: 1976-09-23 Location: Norway Media: newsprint

Item 77461

Hartland Fairground, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Hartland Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Hartland Media: Photographic print

Item 13823

Harness Racing, Oxford County Fair, ca. 1946

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society Date: circa 1946 Location: Norway; Paris Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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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.)

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - A Real Downeast County Fair

A Real Downeast County Fair Collaboratively written by The Bay School's eighth grade: Noah Cimeno, Aphelion Crampton, Alexander Heilner, Loriman…

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

Franklin County Agricultural Fair There were many categories for judging at the fair. The men showed the animals, while the women showed off their…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Fair souvenir, Farmington Public Library, 1890

Fair souvenir, Farmington Public Library, 1890 Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description The newly formed Library Association…