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Historical Items

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Item 75231

Madawaska Training School farm maps, 1948-1949

Contributed by: Blake Library Special Collections Date: 1948–1949 Location: Fort Kent Media: Text with maps

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Item 1165

View of Fort Kent, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Item 12807

John Desjardin farm, Fort Kent

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1930 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

Site Pages

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

The Marston-Lawrence farm X Riverside Farm The Marston-Lawrence homestead still stands on North Road in North Yarmouth overlooking a small oxbow…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 9 of 13

… from the northern part of Aroostook from the Fort Kent, Madawaska, and Van Buren areas would come to Presque Isle to work in various harvesting…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… three thriving towns of Presque Isle, Caribou and Fort Fairfield, with an average population of about 4000 each and an average valuation crowding…

My Maine Stories

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My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.

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My career as a wildlife biologist
by Ron Joseph

Rural Maine provided the foundation of a rewarding career as a wildlife biologist.

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR