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Item 76257

Ireland Farm, Limestone, ca. 1952

Contributed by: Robert A. Frost Memorial Library Date: circa 1952 Location: Limestone Media: Photographic print

Item 8178

Potato diggers with wagon load of potatoes, Washburn, 1910

Contributed by: University of Maine at Presque Isle Library Date: 1910 Location: Washburn Media: Photographic print

Item 13196

Horse drawn potato digger, ca. 1940

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

Online Exhibits

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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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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 6 of 13

"In the horse-drawn digger days of the early 1900s a potato picker could earn 2 or 3 cents for each full barrel."