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Historical Items

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Item 21603

Potato harvest, Caribou, ca. 1922

Contributed by: Nylander Museum Date: circa 1922 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Item 16060

Harvest Gold potato bag, Monticello, 1975

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1975 Location: Monticello Media: Page

Item 19035

Memories of potato harvest, Monticello, 1928-1940

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1928 - 1940 Location: Monticello Media: MP3

Exhibits

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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.

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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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Passing the Time: Artwork by World War II German POWs

In 1944, the US Government established Camp Houlton, a prisoner of war (POW) internment camp for captured German soldiers during World War II. Many of the prisoners worked on local farms planting and harvesting potatoes. Some created artwork and handicrafts they sold or gave to camp guards. Camp Houlton processed and held about 3500 prisoners and operated until May 1946.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 3 of 5

… Memories Click here to visit Richard Rand's Harvesting Potatoes. Potato Barrel Truck, Presque IslePresque Isle Historical Society

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

Potato harvest, Presque Isle, 1982Maine Historical Society Things were changing. Farms were becoming larger and more business-like.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 9 of 13

Harvesting Potatoes A POTATO HARVESTING SCENE A Potato Harvesting Scene, Presque Isle, 1945Presque Isle Historical Society This painting by…

My Maine Stories

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

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

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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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Ah, les Fameuse Ployes!
by Alain Ouellette

Growing up in an Acadian French family and eating ployes