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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 4 of 13

The tractor powers the mechanical parts of this digger through a drive on the back of the tractor that is connected to the digger.

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

Victor potato digger, Littleton, c. 1920Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Two horses were necessary to pull these early potato diggers. The…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 3 of 13

… had a gasoline engine mounted on it to power the mechanical parts. This made the digger easier for the horses to pull.

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Bangor Public Library

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 2 of 4

It was almost entirely handwork, with hardly any mechanical assist. This was not a process people went to school to learn about or read a book on how…