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Historical Items

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Item 7618

Farming, Denmark, 1911

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1911 Location: Denmark Media: Photo negative

Item 26709

S. A. Marston Strawberry Farm, Lubec, ca. 1890

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

Item 65072

Farming, Surry, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Surry Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Surry Media: Silver print photograph

Tax Records

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Item 34459

Assessor's Record, 238 Brackett Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: The Rosemont Farm, Inc. Use: Garage

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Item 32758

45-47 Boyd Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: The Rosemont Farm Inc. Style: Italianate Use: Apartment


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Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka <em>Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England,</em> University Press of New England, 1984.)


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.


George W. Hinckley and Needy Boys and Girls

George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.

Site Pages

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Skyline Farm

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Farm Life

Farm Life Myron Gartley Farm, Presque Isle, 1976Item Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society King Farm, Presque Isle, ca.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Skyline Farm - Making and Preserving History

By the summer of 2000, the Skyline Farm organization and the Sowles family arranged a purchase with a conservation easement through the Royal River…

My Maine Stories

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The future of potato growing
by Dan Blackstone

Informed by six generations of potato farming


Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.


Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s