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Pierpole Brand Maine Apples can label, ca. 1924

Pierpole Brand Maine Apples can label, ca. 1924

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Strong Historical Society

For twelve years Pierpole Brand Maine Apples were canned at Brackley's apple shop in Strong. Apples were collected from farmers all over the area in barrels, processed at the apple shop into 6 lb. tin cans bearing this label and shipped by rail to markets all over New England.

In the late 1920s a severe early frost killed most of the orchards in the area and the apple shop was closed, but not before 50,000 barrels of apples were canned and shipped.


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