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  • 11-67 8115 High St 11-67 8115 High St
  • 11-67 Window Display 11-67 Window Display
  • 11-67 Kathryn Poore 11-67 Kathryn Poore
  • 11-67 Marker #11-67 Maple Industry in Garrettsville, Ohio 11-67 Marker #11-67 Maple Industry in Garrettsville, Ohio
  • 11-67 In the garden 11-67 In the garden
  • 11-67 The James A. Garfield Historical Society 11-67 The James A. Garfield Historical Society
  • 11-67 Behind the Historical Society Building 11-67 Behind the Historical Society Building
  • 11-67 Historic Marker on the Historical Society Building 11-67 Historic Marker on the Historical Society Building
  • 11-67 The marker 4/21/2013 11-67 The marker 4/21/2013
Title, side A
Maple Industry in Garrettsville, Ohio
Text, side A
Evidence abounds that Garrettsville was at the center of the maple industry in Ohio from the 1880s into the twentieth century. In 1881, Garrettsville held the first ever-professional association of maple syrup/sugar producers, a tradition that continued annually into the early 1900s. The one square mile of Garrettsville was home to several maple syrup canneries in the 1880s and to syrup evaporator manufacturers. It was also the home to Lifesavers candy, originally a maple sugar based company. In 1893, Garrettsville sent a contingent of maple syrup and sugar producers to the Columbian Exhibition at the Worlds Fair in Chicago. In that year, a Garrettsville area farmer was awarded the first place medal for the best maple sugar in the world.
Address
8115 High St
Garrettsville, OH 44231
Location
James A. Garfield Historical Society
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.170950, Longitude: 81.058500.
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