Keywords: Corn Factory
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Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society
Media: Print from a 6
Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Media: Photographic print
Maine's corn canning industry, as illuminated by the career of George S. Jewett, prospered between 1850 and 1950.
Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.
Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.
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Maine was ranked third in the country in corn packing, behind Illinois and New York. The season lasted a mere three weeks.
Burnham Morrill Corn Factory, Farmington, ca. 1930 Item Contributed byFarmington Historical Society Several crops were bountiful, including beans…
Sweet corn from Maine was popular all across the nation. Our interview with a former farmer Today farmers continue the challenge to survive.