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Historical Items

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Item 79428

Eliab Shepardson with mounted ox, Stetson, 1931, 1931

Contributed by: Stetson Historical Society Date: 1931 Location: Stetson Media: Photographic print

Item 58470

Ox team, Upper Main Street, Strong, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Strong Media: Glass Negative

Item 17009

Ox Team, Fryeburg, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Fryeburg 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.


Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.


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.

Site Pages

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Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Harvesting on Cascade Pond

"… on until the ice house was full.” Weston's Ox TeamHubbard Free Library “In the spring when people couldn’t store their food in the cellar any…"

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Skowhegan Community History - Farming in the Skowhegan Area

"The first means of power for a farm was ox power and that was very hard and it was slow. Later, horses were used to cultivate the soil and work the…"

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life