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Lincoln, Maine - Horse and Wagon, Lincoln, ca. 1900

Horse and Wagon, Lincoln, ca. 1900 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description Two men with a horse and wagon in Lincoln.

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Maine and the Civil War - Poster seeking cavalry horses, Aroostook County, 1861

Poster seeking cavalry horses, Aroostook County, 1861 Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Description A Civil War…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Road crew on horse-drawn road grader, Strong, ca. 1905 Item 57204 infoStrong Historical Society This American Champion…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 2 of 13

… the digger and powered the digger mechanism, the horses tired easily. They had to rest frequently or were replaced by another team of horses.

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

… planted apples - 19 trees 1873 grass - 400 acres horses - 22 oxen - 14 cows/calves - 100/40 sheep - 33 pigs - 125 domestic fowl - uncounted 1880…

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Historic Hallowell - Cyclone Poems

… Cyclones, Storms, and Fixing the City by Gabby Horse A stable maybe I am stuck and it is tight Help has come for me Boy In a dark tight space A…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Jasper Beckwith Spraying Potatoes, Presque Isle, 1940

… Isle Historical Society Description Horses were still used in 1940 for many farm chores.

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

Premiums included a high of $4 for “best stud horses,” and $5 for “best bull, not less than 2 years old.” By 1901, at the 62nd Annual Exhibition of…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Activities for Rusticators

… byJesup Memorial Library A fine stable of horses carried great prestige among Mount Desert’s summer elite as did winning a ribbon in the annual…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Old Bill, gundalow crossing Penobscot River, Bangor, 1846

They borrowed Rufus Prince's horse, Old Bill, and chaise for the trip. When they got to Brewer, they realized the ferry crossing to Bangor would be…

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Lincoln, Maine - Main Street, Lincoln, ca. 1890

… Lincoln Historical Society Description Horse and buggy complete with rider shaded by an umbrella shown on Main Street, Lincoln, prior to…

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Lincoln, Maine - Asa Griffin, Lincoln, ca. 1900

… Description Asa Griffin is shown with a horse and carriage in front of the Masonic Hall in Lincoln in the early 1900s.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

In order to stand this 18-ton iron horse back on the rails without a crane, they used only ropes, pulleys, chains, jacks and cribbing.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

In order to stand this 18-ton iron horse back on the rails without a crane, they used only ropes, pulleys, chains, jacks and cribbing.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Dairy Farms Memories - Page 1 of 2

His neighbors farmed with horses that would pull big drags with rocks piled on it. The drag would make flat paths. That looked like little roads.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - You Can Get Here From There

… not only people, but construction materials, horses, and other important goods. This exhibit was put together by the 2007 sixth grade at Mount…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - King Farm, Presque Isle, ca. 1920

The sprayer is hauled by two horses, which means that the pump was probably powered by the sprayer wheels.The potato plants appear to be in blossom…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

… had to drop what they were doing to run trackside to extinguish small blazes caused by sparks from the boiler or wheels of the "Iron Horse."

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… had to drop what they were doing to run trackside to extinguish small blazes caused by sparks from the boiler or wheels of the "Iron Horse."

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

… had to drop what they were doing to run trackside to extinguish small blazes caused by sparks from the boiler or wheels of the "Iron Horse."

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 22-71

… and events mentioned include: Ernst Sjostedt Horse racing Dramatic Club of Brownville John French George Knowles John Pomlow Electric street…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 00-29

Items mentioned include: Horse racing Dr. Charles Snell Cone cedar tree Gate designs 1866 Philadelphia National Union convention Bangor Democratic…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - John R Braden

Other nicknames included “The Little Iron Horse” and the “Cock of the North”. John R Braden competed in his first race in Presque Isle on July 4…

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Historic Hallowell - Industrial Recources

Horsing iron, and jerry iron worked together on this, the horsing iron has caulk away deck seams while the Jerry Iron had to extract old seems from…