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Historical Items

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Item 33990

Postcard of the trotting park in Blue Hill ca. 1910

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Blue Hill Media: Postcard

Item 17092

Caribou Trotting Park and Grand Stand, Caribou, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Caribou Media: Postcard

Item 17100

Aerial view of Caribou, c. 1932

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1932 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

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Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.

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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.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - A Real Downeast County Fair

Postcard of the trotting park in Blue Hill ca. 1910Item Contributed byBlue Hill Public Library Once you step through the ticket booth, in front of…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - John R Braden

Raymond C. Rodgers wrote a poem printed in The Trot and Pacer, Christmas 1922 which describes the rivalry between the three pacers.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

… At the time, the fair grounds were known as the “trotting park.” This oval was created to keep horse races off of Main St.