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Historical Items

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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 59536

Receipt for apples for wounded soldiers, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863-04-21 Location: Emory Media: Ink on paper

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Item 101185

Normal School students eating apples, Farmington, ca. 1922

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1922 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print


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Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.


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.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Duchess Anjoulene apple, Bangor, 1866

… 1866." He drew an apple tree and an individual apple. Below the tree Martin wrote, "1866 This tree produced ten apples, color & size as below, the…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Ladies Blush apple, Bangor, 1889

… tree was the Ladies blush a small red & green apple a prolific bearer & resembled the snow or Famouse apple this tree bore every year a loaded crop…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Belles Early apple, Bangor, 1864

… Belles Early apple, Bangor, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description On the first page of "John…

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.


Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast


Mincemeat Recipe
by Marian Fowler

A recipe for mincemeat, along with the recipe's history.