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Historical Items

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Item 16065

National Farmers Organization Maine potato bag, Presque Isle, c. 1970

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1970 Location: Presque Isle Media: paper

Item 81078

Long School/Finnish Farmers Club, Monson, 1970

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: 1970 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 16062

Maine Farmers Exchange holiday potato bag, Presque Isle, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1975 Location: Presque Isle Media: Paper


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John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.


People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.


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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Presque Isle: The Star City - Maine Farmer's Exchange (MFX) Building

Maine Farmer's Exchange (MFX) Building X Text by Mindy and Liza, students at Presque Isle Middle School Edited by Presque Isle Historical…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Farmer

Farmer Three watercolors of hogs, Blue Hill, ca. 1814 Item 33910 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Farmer

Farmer Barn Watercolor, Blue Hill, ca. 1826 Item 33909 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. This barn with attached hog shed was built by…

My Maine Stories

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The future of potato growing
by Dan Blackstone

Informed by six generations of potato farming


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

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


Starting Chebeague Island Oyster Company
by Caitlin Gerber

Farming oysters in Casco Bay