from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river rising in northern Maine and flowing about 225 km (140 mi) generally eastward to the St. John River in New Brunswick, Canada.


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  • There was a man just adventuring upon it this evening in a rude, original, what you may call Aroostook wagon, -- a mere seat, with a wagon swung under it, a few bags on it, and a dog asleep to watch them.

    The Maine Woods

  • We gave up that noble piece, the "Aroostook" country, now part of the

    Canada and the States

  • An Oct. 7 front-page article about Maine's potato harvest incorrectly described Aroostook County, Maine, as the northernmost county.


  • In the first half the 20th century, Aroostook County was the nation's potato capital.

    Debate Boils Over Harvest Break as Maine Potato Tradition Fades

  • Aroostook saw its population of residents 18 and older rise to 79.3% from 76.1% — an increase more than twice that of the one in Cumberland, whose percentage of people 18 and over increased 1.4 percentage points.

    Maine Census data show sharp divide

  • When I first started attending committee meetings, The Aroostook County Republican Committee was dominated by political insiders who went along with whatever senators Collins and Snowe wanted.

    The Maine GOP’s barbaric yawp. | RedState

  • I was involved in the Aroostook County Republican Committee last year.

    The Maine GOP’s barbaric yawp. | RedState

  • I thought of the ruins of Sanctuary, out on Casco Bay, and of Faulkner and his slaughtered flock in Aroostook.

    The Unquiet

  • It is a Maine primarily of forests, not ocean, dominated by “the County,” or Aroostook, which has always seemed a separate entity due to its sheer size, if nothing else.

    The Unquiet

  • "Problem was, my mother's people were all buried up to Aroostook County, and my father's folks are right here in town," Millett explained.

    Archive 2005-10-01


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    February 13, 2010