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Historical Items

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Item 102394

Prize sheep, Brighton, Massachusetts, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Brighton Media: Lantern slide, hand colored

Item 18414

Stuffed sheep, Lewiston, ca. 1890s

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 2005 Location: Lewiston; Auburn Media: Taxidermied sheep

Item 61854

Albert Buswell telling about sheep shearing on Swans Island, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: 1940 - 1949 Location: Swan's Island Media: Mp3

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La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.


Raising Fish

Mainers began propagating fish to stock ponds and lakes in the mid 19th century. The state got into the business in the latter part of the century, first concentrating on Atlantic salmon, then moving into raising other species for stocking rivers, lakes, and ponds.


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.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 2 of 3

… lumbering; farming, which included tending sheep as there were as many as 6000 sheep on Long Island a the time of the Civil War; and fishing as…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Agricultural Statistics of the Colony, 1870 to 1880

… acres horses - 22 oxen - 14 cows/calves - 100/40 sheep - 33 pigs - 125 domestic fowl - uncounted 1880 horses - 164 oxen - 92 milk cows - 283…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

and Mercy Doble Richardson, parents of Charles Burton Richardson, raised sheep in support of the Civil War Union effort.

My Maine Stories

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My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes


Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics