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Historical Items

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Item 15231

Potato Processing, Mars Hill, 1966

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: 1966 Location: Mars Hill Media: Photographic print

Item 17846

Potato Service Company, Presque Isle, c. 1965

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1965 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 15250

Repackaging California Potatoes, Blaine, 1966

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: 1966 Location: Blaine Media: Photographic print

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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Laboring in Maine

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.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

Potatoes that are not suitable for sale as table stock are processed into starch or cattle feed. View additional information about this item on the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… to starch factories in the area which then processed the potatoes into starch; factory owners sold this powdery product to cotton textile mills in…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Birds Eye mobil combine, Aroostook County, ca. 1960

… A Birdseye mobil combine for processing pea vines in the field. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

My Maine Stories

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Story

The future of potato growing
by Dan Blackstone

Informed by six generations of potato farming

Story

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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Ah, les Fameuse Ployes!
by Alain Ouellette

Growing up in an Acadian French family and eating ployes