Title

In the past, intermarriage, local granges, communal ties, and state agricultural

Authors

James Conkling

Source

Island Journal

Date

2010

Volume Number

Volume 26

Pages

63-65

Abstract

In the past, intermarriage, local granges, communal ties, and state agricultural education fostered farming on Maine's islands. Island families farmed for a living, not for profit, which led to an abundant variety of meats, wool, grains, produce and dairy products, most of which was consumed or sold locally. During the 20th century, there was a slow decline in agriculture on Maine's islands. With details on this decline.

Subjects

Farming, Islands

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