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Historical Items

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Item 14633

Red Ball Brand potato bag, Caribou, c. 1970

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1970 Location: Caribou Media: Paper

Item 16021

Lobster brand potato bag

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1970 Location: Washburn Media: Paper

Item 20946

Stewart Farm's potato bag, Presque Isle, ca. 1980

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1980 Location: Presque Isle Media: Paper

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109243

Maine Potato Growers Inc. fertilizer mixing and bagging plant, Presque Isle, 1946

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1946 Location: Presque Isle Client: Maine Potato Growers Inc. Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

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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The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.

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Maine Sweets: Confections and Confectioners

From chocolate to taffy, Mainers are inventive with our sweet treats. In addition to feeding our sweet tooth, it's also an economic driver for the state.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Maine Special potato bag, Presque Isle, c. 1950

The wide variety of bags illustrates the strong interest in distinctive marketing efforts that is still evident today.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 1 of 5

Edwena would bring her food in little plastic bags to the potato field that she was working in.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 6 of 13

Other areas of the country used bags or baskets to do this. A barrel is about 19 inches (48 cm) in diameter across the top and about 30 inches (76…

My Maine Stories

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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.

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars