Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1987–2014 Location: Mount Desert; Mount Desert Client: Gilbert Butler Architect: Patrick Chasse; Landscape Design Associates
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1996–2003 Location: Mount Desert; Mount Desert Client: Gilbert Butler Architect: Patrick Chasse; Landscape Design Associates
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.
Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka <em>Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England,</em> University Press of New England, 1984.)
Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.
Weighing the big trout, Mill Site, 1891 Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum) Description Camp on the…