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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

ca. 1930 Item 19542 infoStockholm Historical Society Hand sickle used for cutting grain.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad

… and hay while inbound freight was fertilizer, grain, and flour. The railroad often stored the freight in the winter.

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Historic Hallowell - Industry at the Mouth of the Vaughan Stream

Slate was a fine-grained, metamorphic rock, derived from clay or volcanic ash. Slate was frequently grey in color, especially when seen in masse…

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Historic Hallowell - Solid Foundations - Hallowell Granite

… granite desirable?  It was light and fine grained, with a high percentage of feldspar which made it easily worked in the quarry and under the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… area catered to the lumber industry by growing grain, hay and potatoes which were needed for the lumber camps to survive.

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Historic Hallowell - Nature's Bounty - Raw Material, Close at Hand

Hallowell has high-quality, fine grained granite close to the river. Outcroppings like those of Hain’s Ledge Quarry just a couple miles west of town…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Lowell's General Store, Commerce, & the Railroad

… to the amount of livestock, it takes a lot of grain to feed working teams of horses and oxen.” (Teams were not only on farms but were working in…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 1 of 3

The name comes from the Latin word "granum," or "grain." The Grange movement has evolved to include non-farm rural families and communities.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 1 of 4

… to produce lumber and shingles, shovel handles, grains from the grist mills, cheese and starch making facilities, and wool carding products.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

… of the fish catch, mills to process timber and grains, and boat building. The increase in prosperity in the mid to late 1800s—with new homes…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Skyline Farm - Making and Preserving History

… transformed into a working farm producing small grain crops which helped support Thomas, his wife Phoebe, and their eleven children.

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

The bumper crops of hay and grain, which had been expected in the spring, were almost totally destroyed because of lack of care.