Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950
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This sign welcomed all to "Cross Bridge and Visit the Largest Toothpick Center in the World."
Millions of toothpicks were produced in Strong at two different plants.
Charles Forster invented the machinery necessary to mass produce wooden toothpicks and set up his mill operations in Strong, where toothpicks were produced under his name for more than 100 years.
Carroll H. Brackley also produced toothpicks under the name Strong Wood Turning Co. for more than 30 years.
- Title: Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950
- Creator: Lewis, Lester Royal
- Creation Date: circa 1950
- Subject Date: circa 1950
- Town: Strong
- County: Franklin
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 14 cm
- Local Code: 11.01.285.015
- Collection: C. Virgil Starbird Collection
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Strong Historical Society
PO Box 133, Strong, ME 04983
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