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Item 101121

Horse team with logs, Norcross, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust Date: circa 1920 Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 3 Media: Photographic print

Item 9445

Horse-drawn school teams, Caribou, ca. 1928

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1928 Location: Caribou Media: Postcard

Item 8883

Snow roller, Garland, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Garland Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Garland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.


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.


Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.

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

… the digger and powered the digger mechanism, the horses tired easily. They had to rest frequently or were replaced by another team of horses.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mt. Zircon Reservoir - Page 1 of 3

McGregor was responsible for hiring men and the teams of horses, and procuring supplies to build the concrete core and gatehouse.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Mills and Homes in Stockholm

They had 10 teams and the horses were used for various jobs. The mills in Stockholm employed most of the people in town.