Search Results

Category: Economics, Agriculture, Potatoes

Historical Items

View All Showing 2 of 335 Showing 3 of 335

Item 10616

Potato digging in Maine, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Postcard

Item 11125

Aroostook County potatoes, 1909

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1909 Location: Littleton Media: Photographic print

Item 11179

Potato inspection, Houlton, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981-12-09 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

View All Showing 2 of 2 Showing 2 of 2

Exhibit

Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

View All Showing 2 of 131 Showing 3 of 131

Site Page

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…

Site Page

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…

Site Page

Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 2 of 3

Carroll's Auto Sales Back then an average truck cost about $1,700 dollars. One time the potato service bought about 25 farm trucks at once and…

My Maine Stories

View All Showing 2 of 3 Showing 3 of 3

Story

Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

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

Story

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.

Story

The future of potato growing
by Dan Blackstone

Informed by six generations of potato farming