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Corn Shop Rumford Center, ca. 1910

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Corn Shop Rumford Center, ca. 1910

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This is a view of the corn canning factory located in Rumford Center. In 1905, the Portland Packing company purchased land from Charles Goodwin at Rumford Center and built a modern corn canning factory.

The corn was husk and cut by machine, women were hired and paid a dollar a day, to stand on the belt line that carried the husked corn to the cutters and pick out the ears that were not completely husked.

Waldo Pettengill, from his four farms, was the biggest supplier of corn to the factory. The factory would employ hundred or so during the peak of the season. The factory closed in 1930.

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  • Title: Corn Shop Rumford Center, ca. 1910
  • Creator: Martin, Stuart
  • Creation Date: 1984-09-19
  • Subject Date: 1984-09-19
  • Town: Rumford
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Collection: Down Memory Lane
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
145 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276
(207) 369-9039

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Martin, Steward
Pettengill, Waldo

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