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Item 31026

Horse drawn vehicle on Main Street, Cumberland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Phil Chase through Prince Memorial Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Cumberland Media: Photographic print

Item 1045

Threshing crew, Jewett Farm, 1913

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1913-08-14 Location: Norridgewock Media: Photographic print

Item 27017

Buggy, Islesboro, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Islesboro Media: Wood, metal, leather, cloth (carpet)


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Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community


The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.


"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

… number of accidents between automobiles and horse-drawn vehicles. In 1910 Scarborough citizens, following Portland’s lead, voted to limit the speed…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Skyline Farm - Making and Preserving History

… carriage and sleigh drivers bring to life horse-drawn vehicles, some of which are those seen in the museum.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - V. Changing times: the Swan’s Island Ferry

Whether they are carried by a horse drawn wagon, or a 320 horsepower truck, the island spirit survives.