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Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 2 of 3

… lumbering; farming, which included tending sheep as there were as many as 6000 sheep on Long Island a the time of the Civil War; and fishing as…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Agricultural Statistics of the Colony, 1870 to 1880

… acres horses - 22 oxen - 14 cows/calves - 100/40 sheep - 33 pigs - 125 domestic fowl - uncounted 1880 horses - 164 oxen - 92 milk cows - 283…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

and Mercy Doble Richardson, parents of Charles Burton Richardson, raised sheep in support of the Civil War Union effort.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Farming

Each farmer marked his sheep and then let them find their own food. Sheep would often be put on a boat and brought to one of the smaller outer…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Both of them converted their farms to raise sheep during the Civil War in support of the Union Army.

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Lincoln, Maine - Benjamin Chesley

Ben also had sheep and cattle. He usually used his sheep for selling the wool and for his wife to make clothes for herself and the family.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Franklin County Agricultural Fair

… stock categories include: working oxen, horses, sheep, swine, steers and calves. Premiums included a high of $4 for “best stud horses,” and $5 for…

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Skowhegan Community History - Early Settlement in Skowhegan

They brought 20 sheep with them from Massachusetts onto the island and then they made a shelter. In the fall Joseph went back home.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - 1840 U.S. Census Questions

How many cattle have you? Sheep? Swine? 3. Estimated value of your poultry of all kinds. 4. How many bushels of wheat did you grow in 1839? Barley…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Barnyard gate design, Bangor, 1867

… but is unhealthy for cattle and more so for sheep. All animals should have air but this style of fence might be used with the best advantage on the…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Student Research

… uniforms and blankets, Maine farmers raised more sheep. So many Maine soldiers perished or migrated as a result of the War that the rural…

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Blue Hill, Maine - A Real Downeast County Fair

… as there used to be (just think of all those "sheep islands" up and down the coast). 4H groups are still strong in surrounding communities, and…