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Category: Nature & Geography, Animals, Livestock

Historical Items

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Item 8091

Cow on Ram Island Farm, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1925 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Glass Negative

Item 13485

Clifford Kimball and steer, Lovell, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Lovell Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Lovell Media: Photographic print

Item 20824

House moving, Portland, ca. 1892

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1892 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.