Keywords: potato digger
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Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1940 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print
Two row potato digger, ca. 1935
Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1935 Media: Postcard
Victor potato digger, Littleton, c. 1920
Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Littleton Media: Iron
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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.
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.
World War I and the Maine Experience
With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.
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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 2 of 13
Victor potato digger, Littleton, c. 1920Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Two horses were necessary to pull these early potato diggers.
Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 4 of 13
The digger shown here required a person to ride on the digger to adjust the front of the digger so that it will cut into the row at the right height.
Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 3 of 13
THE DIGGER EVOLVES Digger with Motor This one-row digger was entered in the Mapleton Days parade in June, 2009 X In the 1930s some diggers had a…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 2
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