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Item 78759

Slate Quarry Workers and Work Horses, Monson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 103360

Charles F. Achorn and horses, Coopers Mills, Whitefield, ca. 1908

Contributed by: An individual through Whitefield Historical Society Date: circa 1908 Location: Whitefield Media: Postcard

Item 20731

New Sweden farm, ca. 1910

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print


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History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community


A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Site Pages

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Longfellow Era: 1807-1901

… in our town is the constant stir up by the horse cars. For the past months we have had the full benefit of the tearing down of brick and plastering…

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 3 of 4

… years after, the herring sticks were placed on a “horse.” At the end of the smokehouse era but well before the time Van Riper took his pictures, an…

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 4 of 4

When Landmarks acquired McCurdy’s, the horses had long since been replaced. No doubt the old ones at that time were worn out from hard use and being…

My Maine Stories

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A Smart Horse
by Lynn Peasley Sanborn

The horse brings the hay home while the boys are swimming.


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey