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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Earmuffs & Chester Greenwood

It was 8 degrees this morning and the wind was blowing hard. Luckily for everyone in Maine, earmuffs were invented and can be used to keep us all warm. Better yet, they were invented by a Mainer from Farmington, Maine. Chester Greenwood was born in Farmington, Maine in 1858 and invented earmuffs in 1873 at the age of 15. Every year on the first Saturday of December, the town of Farmington celebrates their native son and his invention with a parade and other events.

The library is open today from 10-2 and if you stop in, we'll have a cup of hot chocolate waiting for you. Be sure to wear your earmuffs.

To read more about the invention of earmuffs and Chester Greenwood, click on the links below:

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