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Historical Items

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Item 99326

Greenleaf Walton's apple crop, East Dixfield, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print

Item 64112

Pierpole Brand Maine Apples can label, ca. 1924

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1924 Location: Strong Media: Ink on paper

Item 34536

Apple orchard, Orchard Road, Cumberland, May 1945

Contributed by: Prince Memorial Library Date: 1945 Location: Cumberland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - 1620 to 1820: New England's Great Secret

"Apple orchards, that matured ten years after settlement, provided towns with cider, a popular country drink and cash crop."

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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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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Representative Industries of Cumberland and North Yarmouth

"The orchard closest to Cumberland Center was sold to Arvid Terison, and it was renamed the Double T Orchard when Arvid’s son Tom Terison took it over."

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Lowell's General Store, Commerce, & the Railroad

"… Whittier Road, (now # 655 Whittier Road). “The orchards had 1,000 or more trees and each fall Lowell bought up Spies and Baldwins (apples) from…"

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Cumberland Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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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.

Story

A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference