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Item 103292

Horse pulls at Community Park, Houlton. ca. 1940

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 50414

Horse car #87, Portland, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1885 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 30900

Horse Pulling at Guilford Fair, 1946

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: 1946 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print


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History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.


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

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 2 of 13

Since horses both pulled the digger and powered the digger mechanism, the horses tired easily. They had to rest frequently or were replaced by…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Franklin County Agricultural Fair

There is a grand stand to watch the horse racing of trotters and pacers. Amusement rides have been added and thousands of people from Franklin County…

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Guilford, Maine - Around Town By: Piscataquis Community Middle School Students

These were pulled by a double team of horses consisting of four. This method became unused after it became easier to use the snow plow.

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey