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Item 14336

Mary Drake Seeley, Houlton, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1890

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

Item 25598

Strout Greenhouses, Biddeford, 1909

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1909

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 34177

F.D. Morrill's home and greenhouses, North Yarmouth, ca. 1942

Contributed by: North Yarmouth Historical Society

Date: circa 1942

Location: North Yarmouth

Media: Photographic print

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Jewett Corn Factory, Norridgewock, ca. 1915

Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.


Jewett corn label, Norridgewock, ca. 1920

Canning: A Maine Industry

Maine's corn canning industry, as illuminated by the career of George S. Jewett, prospered between 1850 and 1950.


10 Bodwell Street, Sanford, ca 1900

Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England, University Press of New England, 1984.)

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New England Peddlers Wagon, North Yarmouth, 1858

Skyline Farm

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 1 of 3

Carroll's Auto Sales Item Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society Text by Chris, a Presque Isle Middle School student Images from the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 3 of 3

Carroll's Auto Sales During World War II, General Motors was making just enough cars to stay in business because they were making tanks to help the…

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old

by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s


Growing up on a potato and dairy farm

by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.