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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 3 of 5

… Memories Click here to visit Richard Rand's Harvesting Potatoes. Potato Barrel Truck, Presque IslePresque Isle Historical Society

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

Potato Barrel Truck, Presque IslePresque Isle Historical Society The truck on the right has a flat body. This truck has a hydraulic hoist.

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

Former farmer Larry Park talks about how a potato harvester works.  SOURCES Richard W. Judd” AROOSTOOK A Century of Logging in Northen Maine”…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 2 of 5

The men would take the full seed potato barrels, put them on the back of the potato truck, and bring them out to the field.

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

1950Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Potato picker's tickets, ca. 1910Presque Isle Historical Society Up until the 1970s when farms…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 5 of 13

It takes about four baskets of potatoes to fill a barrel. A full basket will weigh about 30 pounds. The basket pictured here is 16 inches (40 cm) in…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 1 of 5

At that age she would pick about a barrel of potatoes a day, but as she got older she picked more. One day, at lunchtime, she and her bothers decided…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 4 of 5

They would hide behind barrels and throw potatoes at each other. If they got caught they would get in trouble. Once one boy got hit in the eye.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 9 of 13

Harvesting Potatoes A POTATO HARVESTING SCENE A Potato Harvesting Scene, Presque Isle, 1945Presque Isle Historical Society This painting by…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 8 of 13

Most potato barrel trucks had a ticket box like this on the back. With a power hoist, a box over the wheels for wheel clearance is no longer…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 10 of 13

Students such as these would pick 15 to 40 barrels of potatoes per day. See how Presque Isle Middle School student Isaac's grandmother occupied her…

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

Others picked the potatoes from the ground and put them in barrels. The hand digger on the right, demonstrated by Mr.

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

He is ready to dump them into a nearby barrel. The motorized digger on the right was entered in the June, 2007 Mapleton Days Parade.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 12 of 13

Barrel grapples come in different styles. The grapples on the right will hold onto the barrel better than the grapple on the left.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 7 of 13

Early potato-barrel truck bodies had a unique style with a box over the wheels to give clearance and with stakes around the outside that allowed a…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Fred Urquhart Farm, Presque Isle

… of 8-16-20 fertilizer per acre, yielding 217 barrels of potatoes this field. Common fertilizers are rated as having certain variable percentages…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

… Island Educational Society Johnson's or Potato Island with Harry Johnson's boat yard and the Patch Medicinal Oil factory where cod liver oil was…

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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

… boards 1/2 loaf of bread 1/2 bushel of potatoes 2 barrels of water 7 barrels of rice 1 bag of cotton 1 box of lemons The prices of most of these…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Holiday Events

Potato races, Swans Island, ca. 1950Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Swan Islander’s would gather in Swan’s Village to…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Minturn Schoolhouse

… Marion Stinson recalls: "...we’d take a big potato and put it in a coffee can, you know how coffee used to come about that high in the cans? We’d…

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Aroostook Historical and Art Museum

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

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

On the other side: cracker barrels, cheese wheels, beans, sugar, spices, slabs of salt fish, molasses barrels and the pot belly stove.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Stockholm, Maine

Potatoes were down from 45¢ to 15¢ a barrel. Timber was becoming scarce and many mills had to close down.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 3 of 4

… son Dick and his wife Connie operate the Apple Barrel store on Blanchard Road in Cumberland into the 21st century. Arno S.