Corn Husking, North Turner, ca. 1900

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North Turner corn husking crew. The United Packers Company was organized in 1890 and located in North Turner. It was the first of two canning factories in town. They processed 500,000 cans of corn annually, along with thousands of cans of other products including fruits and vegetables. The husking yard employed 100 to 150 people. Husks and cobs were returned to the farmers as cattle feed. Acquired in later years by Burnham & Morrill, it ceased operations in the 1940s.

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  • Title: Corn Husking, North Turner, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Local Name: North Turner
  • Town: Turner
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 10.0 cm x 12.4 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Turner Museum and Historical Society
98 Matthews Way, Turner, ME 04282
(207) 225-2629

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