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It's Ear Muff Day In Maine!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HOME AT LAST REAL ESTATE DB915628

Today in Farmington, Maine, townsfolk are celebrating Ear Muff Day!  The inventor of the ear muff in 1873, Chester Greenwood, who was just 15 years old at the time, had chilly ears!  He patented his ear muffs at the age of 19.  Did you know that ear muffs were this old? 

 

 

Greenwood was a very talented boy and invented many more things by the time he reached adulthood, including folding beds and donut hooks.  In 1936, his factory was turning out hundreds of thousands of ear muffs.  Greenwood also installed the first telephone system in the town of Farmington!

Since 1977, the town has celebrated the first Saturday of December as Chester Greenwood Day.  There is a parade, a chili cook-off, a Rotary Christmas tree auction, carolers on street corners and a gingerbread house contest.  There is even a Chester Greenwood lookalike buzzing around town!

And guess what everyone is wearing....including fire trucks, police cars and horses....EAR MUFFS!

So, the next time you put your ear muffs on, remember Chester.  He was one cool Maine dude!

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Carole L. MacCollum 

Broker/Owner HOME AT LAST REAL ESTATE

676 Post Road, Suite 6 Wells, Maine 04090

Mail to: P.O. Box 427, Wells, ME 04090

carolemaccollum12@gmail.com / 207-337-4792

 

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