HUGE MURAL DEDICATED TO LOCAL POTATO FARMERS, FORT KENT, MAINE. Circa 2012. Local talented photographer Lovena West took this photo and shared the story behind it.
Local artist Darren Connors choose as his canvas a wall of the old A.D. Soucy Farm Supply building on Market Street in the Acadian town of Fort Kent, the town at the extreme northern tip of Aroostook County where the U.S. Route 1 highway begins. It measures 35-foot by 15-foot.
The mural is extraordinary in its detail and rendering of a traditional barrel-system Potato harvest on a typical Aroostook County family farm. After spending 95 hours on the project Darren finished the mural in June 2012. He dedicated it in honor of Fort Kent’s farmers, past and present.
Sadly, it has weathered badly over the years. Caleb, Megan & Jim