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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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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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Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 2 of 3

… these island people "raised their own corn and grain, cattle, sheep, and swine, for the use of their families, spun, wove, and knit their clothing…

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

… provisions for a mill to be built so that the grain grown by the homesteaders could be ground into flour.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Early Settlement

… nearby settlers, who otherwise had to carry their grain several miles down-river to Fort Pownal to have it ground.

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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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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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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

… Society During the 1780’s and 1790’s, corn and grain were used as money for trade. Meat stock and other commodities produced by the farmers were…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

… materials: first and foremost timber, but also grains, hay, hops, apples, cheese, starch, wool. Over time, Oxford County gained recognition as one…

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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.