Husking shed, Lovell village, ca. 1890
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This is the husking shed, part of the Corn Shop, in Lovell Village, ca. 1890.
Owned and operated by James P. Baxter of Portland, this shop was located in the area behind the present-day Lovell Village garage. A hundred people were employed during the few weeks of canning season.
"The story is told that one year about 1917 Mr. Baxter flew into a rage at the sight of his tax bill, and swore that he would never process another can of corn in the Town of Lovell. He leased some land on the road to North Fryeburg and built a new cornshop of considerable size and value. When the lines were drawn, as they were periodically, he discovered that this, too, was in Lovell." Moore, Pauline W. Blueberries and Pusleyweed, the story of Lovell, Maine. Kennebunk, Me. : Star Press Inc., 1970. (82-3)