Keywords: Corn shop
Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.
Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.
Corn Canning Industry E. S. Dingley Corn Shop crew and huskers, Farmington Falls, ca. 1900Item Contributed byFarmington Historical Society By…
The leather, carriages and corn stored within were destroyed, amounting to a loss of about $9,000. It was suspected a discharged convict caused the…