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Item 33884

Blue Hill Fair ox teams in Blue Hill village, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library Date: circa 1875 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Item 9476

Oxen on Wood Road, Kingfield, 1942

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: 1942 Location: Kingfield Media: Photographic print

Item 8423

Hauling, Maine woods, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1900 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.

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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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.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… infoStrong Historical Society Here a team of oxen with a sled full of firewood is rested in front of the Diah Sweet store by their young handler.

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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…

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Guilford, Maine - Special Events

… Day and featured livestock judging, horse and oxen pulling, and an assortment of carnival rides and games.