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Historical Items

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Item 13238

Raking hay, Caribou, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1940 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Item 13263

Mowing hay, Caribou, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1940 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Item 16803

Hay thief

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1800 Media: Forged iron, wood

Tax Records

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Item 68589

Hay property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clara G. Hay Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 68590

Hay property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clara G. Hay Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 68592

Hay property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clara G. Hay Use: Dwelling - Single family

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

After the hay was cut and dried it was sent to the hay press and they would press it into large bales. The hay was taken to the barn for storage.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

… Society Two pronged hay fork used for sifting through hay to find rocks and other things that do not belong and to dig hay to feed animals.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1850-1870 - Page 2 of 4

… Cameo button detail X Helen Bancroft Hay's cameo-button striped dress, Portland, ca. 1860Maine Historical Society Supported and shaped by…

My Maine Stories

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Story

A Smart Horse
by Lynn Peasley Sanborn

The horse brings the hay home while the boys are swimming.

Story

Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.