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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Marion Sanborn

- Pause - Marion: Like I said cows and chickens. Anna: Cows and chickens, so you used them for food? Marion: Yes.

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

… - 283 cattle, other - 282 sheep - 530 pigs - 175 chickens - 1920 cheese - 1 ton butter - 7 tons wheat, rye, buckwheat and oats - 17,982 bushels…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Farm Life

Her mother tended the chickens and they ate the eggs for breakfast. They also sold many of the eggs. They had twenty-five to thirty chickens.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Moving to Maine: There to Here - Page 3 of 3

My parents raised chickens for money and for meat. They kept them in the house; free to wander where they wanted.

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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

… shipped were: granite, wood ashes, lumber, sheep, chickens, and ice, according to Sam Webber, local historian.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: The Funeral

… reports, Knox fell ill after swallowing a chicken bone, resulting in an infection that took his life after a few days of bed-ridden agony.

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Guilford, Maine - SPORTS - Page 1 of 3

… ran to the nearest building, which was an old chicken house that was never cleaned out. Luckily they were in there because lightning had struck the…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… Harbor Shop Ice Cream Race, July 4th Parade and Chicken Barbeque, Sunset Services at the Ferry Landing, Dances, The Quicksilver, etc.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Representative Industries of Cumberland and North Yarmouth

Chicken houses Cumberland, c.1960 X Poultry Farming By 1904, poultry farming had become one of the leading industries in North Yarmouth and…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Early Settlements

… and tending to the cattle, hogs, sheep, goats and chickens. Accordingly, most stayed close to home in small settlements.

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Pejepscot Historical Society

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

Contagious diseases such as measles, mumps and chicken pox were also rampant. The school system begged the town to hire a School Nurse and Doctor to…