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Historical Items

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Item 11681

Two row potato digger, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1935 Media: Postcard

Item 12820

Stanley Heath farm, Sherman Mills, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1930 Location: Sherman Mills Media: Photographic print

Item 12817

Mark Turner farm, Mapleton

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Mapleton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 2 of 13

Victor potato digger, Littleton, c. 1920Item Contributed bySouthern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Two horses were necessary to pull these early…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 4 of 13

The digger shown here required a person to ride on the digger to adjust the front of the digger so that it will cut into the row at the right height.

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

On the left is a two-row digger operated by two men. A man is behind the digger picking potatoes. A full basket of potatoes is being emptied into a…