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Explore key events in Maine history.

Explore Maine cultural history.

Explore Maine's Native American heritage.

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Check out other interesting history sites.

The first farmers

Agriculture organizes

Agriculture today

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A Love for the Land  

For generations, Mainers have tilled the rocky soil until it bloomed, survived changes in technology, adapted to the weather, and etched the State's unique identity into the landscape. The legacy of Maine's farmers is the open farmland they shaped from the wooded rocky terrain. Their story is an inspiring tale of hardship, innovation, and remarkable endurance. As agriculture heads into the next century, "HOME" looks back at the last century of farming in Maine.



THE FIRST FARMERS | AGRICULTURE ORGANIZES | AGRICULTURE TODAY | FEATURED INTERVIEWS | TRANSCRIPT

HISTORY TIMELINE | ARTS & CULTURE TIMELINE | NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE | CLASSROOM | HISTORY LINKS | SITE INDEX


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HOME: The Story of Maine on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network was made in partnership with the Maine State Museum. Major funding was provided by the  Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency committed to fostering innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning. Additional funding provided by Elsie Viles.
Major funding for previous seasons of  HOME: The Story of Maine was made possible by a grant from Rural Development, a part of the USDA. Special support is provided by The Maine State Museum and Northeast Historic Films.