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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

… potato starch which is used in the production of food, medicines, paper, and other products. Potatoes that are not suitable for sale as table stock…

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Historic Hallowell - The City of Hallowell

… communicating with Central Maine Power and the food bank to get power to the area and get food to the elderly and needy.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 3 of 17

Ice was the primary way of preserving food until freon refrigeration was created in the early 1900s.

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Historic Hallowell - Poem of the 1896 Flood by William Lewis

… a flood Everyone was 10 feet under without any food Hope was thought to be lost after the second day, When on the third the water flowed away.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's First Grist Mill

… into flour, which greatly increased the kinds of food the settlers ate, as well as allowed them to store the flour for later use.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Northern Maine Fair Memories - Page 3 of 3

… lunch, and for supper they would snake at the food booths. Still today, Dot goes to the Northern Maine Fair to watch the races.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Bus Service, Presque Isle, 1957

6, #1, pp. 4-7. Note the Braden Theater and Al's Food Shop on Main Street in Presque Isle. View additional information about this item on the Maine…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Farmer

The Fisher family provided for most of their food needs with the family farm that came to them as part of the parson's contract with the town.

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Skowhegan Community History - Benedict Arnold's March

The bateaux held the men's guns, ammunition, food and supplies. Their first major obstacle was the Ticonic Falls.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Early Settlement

The surrounding forests provided wood for building and fuel, berries, and nuts for food, and animals for fur and meat.

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Life on a Tidal River - The War Effort

Rationing was especially necessary during World War II because the military needed to have enough fresh food and other goods to feed the growing…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… seen here from near to far, was the Red & White Food Store, Lee Peary's grocery store, Mont's Beauty Salon, L. R. Lewis Drug Store, A.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… box such as this would be used to store various food items in the pantry. The tight fitting lid would prevent bugs or mice from getting at the…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Ice Storm of 1998

… eight of the ice storm, about what people did for food, and effected businesses, and the ways it effected us and how it was cleaned up.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Franklin County Agricultural Fair

… used for the ladies reception and exhibition of foods, such as butter, cheese, maple sugar and fruits.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Moving to Maine: There to Here - Page 2 of 3

… phase, my parents found an over abundance of food. In Vietnam, there was little to eat, steamed rice, vegetables, and whatever they could find for…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Farming

Sheep would often be put on a boat and brought to one of the smaller outer islands for grazing. The independence of islanders to raise their own food

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Blue Hill, Maine - John Edward Horton, Civil War Soldier

The prisoners at the camps had to buy their own food and John would sometimes sell his possessions in order to get money for food and other…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 1 of 4

… parts of their life cycles in the marsh; it is a food production and distribution system for marsh inhabitants; it is a nursery for various fish…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Northern Maine Fair Memories - Page 1 of 3

The fair food has changed a lot. When she was young they had hamburgers, hotdogs, and soups. Now there is pizza and baked potatoes.

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Today

… to subsist off the land by growing their own food or by wreathmaking, clamming, and blueberrying, while others work in both blue collar and white…

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Historic Hallowell - Affects of the Blizzard of 1952

… like their homes, stores, trees, animals, lack of food because you couldn’t leave your house, and a bunch of other things.

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Historic Hallowell - In Sickness and in Health

… can be reduced to some very basic elements: food, family, shelter and health, both physical and spiritual.

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Waterfront - Page 2 of 2

… one place to the other or transfer goods like food or ice to other states. Often ships from other states, like Boston, would arrive with goods for…