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Making butter, Littleton, ca. 1935

Contributed by Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Dorothy Campbell, born in 1922, learned butter making from her mother, Amber Beatrice Stockford Shaw, in the 1930s.

Her mother's butter was either sold for 25 cents per pound or bartered at the local store in Littleton for supplies such as sugar, molasses, flour and vinegar.

While attending Ricker Classical Institute, Houlton, Campbell worked for a neighbor during summer vacations for $1 per day making butter and other duties. After graduation she continued working for her neighbor to earn money to study nursing.

When she completed her nurses training in 1946, she married and made butter on their own farm from 1946-1958 which she sold at Way's Market, Houlton, for $1 per pound.

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  • Title: Making butter, Littleton, ca. 1935
  • Creation Date: 2005
  • Subject Date: circa 1935
  • Town: Houlton, Littleton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: MP3
  • Object Type: Video and sound

For more information about this item, contact:

Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
1678 U.S. Route 1, Littleton, ME 04730
(207) 538-9604 (Debbie)

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