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Historical Items

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Item 102385

County fair oxen, Farmington, 1932

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: 1932 Location: Farmington Media: Lantern slide

Item 102387

County fair pulling contest, Farmington, 1932

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: 1932 Location: Farmington Media: Lantern slide, hand colored

Item 102386

County fair ox pull, Farmington, 1932

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: 1932 Location: Farmington Media: Lantern slide

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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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Site Page

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

… still an agricultural fair with livestock, horse pulling, tractor pulling, an exhibition hall for crafts and food goods.

Site Page

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

… example of the early machine drawn by horses or oxen to clear the way in winter for sleighs. The smoothest roads used to be snow-packed roads.

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Nature's Bounty - Raw Material, Close at Hand

… were usually pulled by 8 to 10 teams of horses or oxen. Granite the from the Stinchfield and Longfellow quarries on Lithgow Hill (known today as…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.