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Canning: A Maine Industry

Construction crew, Norridgewock, ca. 1910

Construction crew, Norridgewock, ca. 1910

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Maine Historical Society

A canner all of his life, George S. Jewett died in 1926, and his business stayed in the Jewett family until the mid 1950s.



Corn canning in Maine slowed substantially during the Great Depression, and increased competition from other parts of the country ensured that the industry would never fully recover.



After playing a major economic role in the state for nearly a century, Maine's corn canning industry had all but vanished by the late 1960s.


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