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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.