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Awesome Aroostook
February 8, 2014  
Awesome Aroostook

Awesome Aroostook takes the viewer around The County over the course of a year to discover some of the exciting people, places and things that make Aroostook an amazing place.

There are farmers, artists, inventors, historians, scientists and entrepreneurs living and working in a place that inspires them to do incredible things, such as-

  • The Phantom in New Sweden – a space age snowmobile made from found parts.
  • Friends Quaker Church near Fort Fairfield, a last stop on the Underground Railroad.
  • MSSM in Limestone, where students engage in exciting projects from firing off rockets to making lava lamps!
  • Solar System Display from Houlton to Presque Isle – a true-to-scale installation.
  • A new café in Presque Isle, where local organic potatoes are turned into works of art.
  • A scientist, whose collections in Caribou includes nearly forgotten images of Swedish settlers.
  • An Acadian family in Fort Kent, who credit their buckwheat ploye mixes with saving the family potato farm.
  • Bridgewater General Store, where Mennonites provide a trip to yesteryear.
  • Harpers in Houlton record a CD of lullabies to fund medical research.

"Only in Aroostook would you find people like these succeeding in such a hardscrabble environment. This film shows how family and friends coming together is a common way of doing things in Aroostook County." J. N., Stockholm, ME

 

Awesome Aroostook was produced by Brenda Jepson.

 

The Film's production company is Crown of Maine Productions

 

 

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