Education & Research Resources

Farming History

The following papers recount the agricultural history of Central Aroostook County in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  They were written by Justin Howe as part of his undergraduate research project.  He was also employed to do some of this research through an EPSCoR grant.

Click here to view papers on Farming History.

Lesson Plans

These are lesson plans that deal with how to teach local history within the context of larger historical events at the state, national and world level.  Some of the lesson plans also deal with teaching students about the impact of agriculture on the environment in the nineteenth century.  These lesson plans were made in conjunction with a larger land use survey sponsored by an EPSCoR grant.

Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Lesson Plan for Middle and High School

StoryMap Lesson Plans

Websites & Primary Resources

Acadian Culture in Maine

Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy

Aroostook County Genealogical Society Online Resources

Aroostook County Tourism, Historical Societies

Annual report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine, 1861-1866; 1864-1865 

Aroostook History, Dr. Dena Winslow

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Aroostook County

A Circular from the Land Office Descriptive of the Public Lands of Maine, 1858, Noah Barker

Civil War Archive Maine

Colby and Roe Atlas of Aroostook County, 1877

A Complete History of Aroostook County and Its Early and Late Settlers, by Wilmot Ashby

Counties, Cities, Towns and Plantations of Maine: A Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions and Boundary Changes

Diary of an 1892 Farmer’s Wife

Diary of an Aroostook Farmer, Milton Lloyd Flewelling

Digital Commons at UMaine

Digital Maine Newspaper Project

Digital Maine Repository

Documenting Maine Jewry

A Gazetteer of the State of Maine

Genealogy Trails History Group Aroostook County, Maine

Growing Up on a Potato and Dairy Farm

History of Aroostook by Edward Wiggin

History of Fort Fairfield, by Caleb Holt Ellis

Houlton Band of Maliseets

Library of Congress Panoramic Maps

Library of Congress Potato Farms

Maine: An Encyclopedia

Maine Folklife Center Database

Maine Land Office – Plan Book Maps

Maine Land Office – Plan Book Maps Plan Book 14 Aroostook County

Maine Memory Network

Maine Town Documents

Mi’kmaq Nation

Mi’kmaq Nation Video Curriculum

Mi’kmaq Nation, Aroostook County YouTube Channel

Panoramic Views

Presque Isle:  The Star City

Rural Women’s Studies

Tales of Aroostook by Suzanne Reynolds 

Towns in Northern Aroostook

Sanborn Maps of Maine

Southern Registry of Deeds for Aroostook County

The Upper St. John Valley website includes northern and Central Aroostook County information

Vintage Aerial Aroostook County

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