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Presque Isle: The Star City - Maine Farmer's Exchange (MFX) Building

Maine Farmer's Exchange (MFX) Building X Text by Mindy and Liza, students at Presque Isle Middle School Edited by Presque Isle Historical…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Farmer

Farmer Three watercolors of hogs, Blue Hill, ca. 1814 Item 33910 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Farmer

Farmer Barn Watercolor, Blue Hill, ca. 1826 Item 33909 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. This barn with attached hog shed was built by…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Farmer

Farmer Pear tree through children's kitchen window, Blue Hill, ca. 1840 Item 33913 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Farmer

Farmer Orchard Plan, Blue Hill, ca. 1800 Item 33912 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. The Fisher family provided for most of their food…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato import protest, Presque Isle, 1982

"We will stay until Christmas, if we have to," one grower said. The farmers planned to stay until their demands were met.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Maine Special potato bag, Presque Isle, c. 1950

In the 1940s potato farmers started packaging their potatoes in distinctive bags. The wide variety of bags illustrates the strong interest in…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 6 of 13

… until the 1970s when farms became more automated, farmers in Aroostook County used barrels to move potatoes from the field to storage.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 1 of 13

Farmers and lumbermen not only used potatoes for food, they learned how to extracted starch from them for their own use to stiffen cloth for fancy…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 11 of 13

… the transition stage from box over the rear wheels to a flat body. Former farmer Larry Park talks about loading barrels with a hydraulic hoist.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

In the 1970s, potato farmers in Aroostook County grew sugar beets as a rotation crop with potatoes. While a promising concept, scheduling problems…

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

Like most small farmers in the area at that time, he did not stay in the potato business. Potato harvest, Presque Isle, 1982Item Contributed…