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"A Love for the Land": Maine Grown - A Scavenger Hunt
Below is a list of several food manufacturers in
Maine from about 1900. This is by no means a comprehensive list,
but it should give you an idea of the kinds of foods that were
being grown and sold in Maine at the time. Compare the list below
to the list of foods you find on your scavenger hunt at the supermarket.
What is the same? What has changed? (Some of the items on this
list include contemporary advertisements, for your reading pleasure.)
Food Manufacturers in Maine, ca. 1900
John Sargent, potato dealer, Bridgewater Centre
Meat & Dairy:
Cayting & Palmer, produce dealer, Bangor.
Thorndike & Hix, wholesale produce, Portland.
Forest City Creamery, Wholesale and Retail Dealers
in Sweet Cream, Milk, Skim-Milk, Buttermilk, and Fine Creamery
Butter. Churned fresh every day and put up in any style to suit
the trade. Portland.
W.W. Dunn is known as the egg man of Portland, and
rapidly is establishing his reputation as the largest dealer in
that product of the state.
Armour & Co., Beef, Calais. Alfred Saunders,
Gardiner Beef Co., William E. Browne, Mgr., Gardiner.
J.W. Giles, Milk dealer, Boothbay.
Bagaduce Creamery Co., Charles Wilson, Castine.
Turner Center Dairying Association, Turner.
D.L. Fernald & Co., Inspectors and Packers of
Fish. Among the many wholesale fish houses of Portland not one
has a higher reputation for enterprise and uniformly fair dealing
than that of D.L. Fernald & Co. Portland.
Canned and Packaged Foods:
G.A. Brown, Fish dealer, Freeport.
Patterson Bros., sardine canners, West Lubec.
Minot Packing Co., corn canners, Hartford.
Thurlow & Davis, herring canners, Cutler.
Northern Maine Packing Co., corn canners, Corinna.
Whittier, P., apple canners, Farmington Falls, Chesterville.
Coffin, J.A., blueberry packers, Columbia Falls.
E.D. Pettengill Co., In the manufacture of the best
grades of pickles, vinegar, catsups, mustard, pickled limes and
olives, preserves and jellies, the E.D. Pettengill Co. unquestionably
takes the highest rank. As everybody knows, scarcely anything
adds more of a relish to many kinds of food than a pleasantly
acid substance, and pickles, such as their company makes, contain
about all that is agreeable and nothing that is injurious.
American Ice Co., Augusta.
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Day & Co., Potato Chip Manufacturer and Dealer.
Murdock & Freeman Co., Manufacturers of Soda
and Mineral Waters and all the Leading Summer Drinks. Portland,
A.D. Webber, Manufacturer of Corn Cakes, Corn Balls,
etc. Portland. The delicious flavoring of Mr. Webber's productions
is so well known that we only need give it passing mention. Great
care is exercised in the selection of material and in its after
handling, and we can confidently recommend the corn cakes and
balls made here as being not only palatable, but healthful as
Curtis & Son, Manufacturers of Chewing Gum, Portland.
Messers. Curtis & Son manufacture an exceptionally full line
of spruce, mastic and rubber gums, and turn out no goods they
cannot guarantee will prove as represented.
The Eureka Family Bread! Rice & Calderwood, Portland.
Has been tried and is said to be fully equal to the Best Home
Made Bread. Ask your Grocer for it. For sale from our Carts and
L'Heureux & Son. Dealers in Flour, Grain, and
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