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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 - Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

Potatoes that are not suitable for sale as table stock are processed into starch or cattle feed. View additional information about this item on the…

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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 - Potato Service Company, Presque Isle, c. 1965

Potato Service Company, Presque Isle, c. 1965 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description Aerial view of Potato Service…

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

Potato harvest, Presque Isle, 1982Maine Historical Society Things were changing. Farms were becoming larger and more business-like.

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

… demonstration of opposition to imported Canadian potatoes, a group of Aroostook County potato farmers filled the parking lot of the Presque Isle…

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

Harvesting Potatoes RESTORED POTATO BARREL TRUCKS International Truck with Barrel Grapple, Littleton, 1945Southern Aroostook Agricultural…

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

The seeds were potatoes from the year before. The potatoes would be on a rack and as they went by, Edwena would cut them into four pieces.

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

Harvesting Potatoes INTO THE BASKET FIRST Potato Picker's Basket, Presque Isle, ca. 1940Presque Isle Historical Society After the potatoes

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

The bigger the potato field, the longer it would take to pick the potatoes. The pickers would make about 25 to 30 cents for a barrel.

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

This exhibit will concentrate on the harvesting aspect of the potato industry. With the arrival of railroads, new markets were opened for Aroostook…

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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…