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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, December 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Chester Greenwood Day

Chester Greenwood (1858-1937) made his first pair of "ear protectors" when he was 15 years old. He was granted a patent in 1877 and established an entirely new industry in his hometown of Farmington, Maine, where he continued to refine the design and manufacture of what we now know as earmuffs. Farmington residents celebrate Chester Greenwood Day on the first Saturday in December (Greenwood was born on December 4) with a parade, flag-raising ceremony, and a foot race. Everyone is encouraged to wear earmuffs for the festivities, including pets. More...
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Posted: Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:17:09 AM

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Daemon wrote:
...Farmington residents celebrate Chester Greenwood Day on the first Saturday in December (Greenwood was born on December 4) with a parade, flag-raising ceremony, and a foot race. Everyone is encouraged to wear earmuffs for the festivities, including pets.


How do they know when the foot race begins if they're wearing earmuffs?
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simple invention made millions
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Posted: Saturday, December 6, 2014 11:48:56 AM

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In Maine we also celebrate foot warmers;-}

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Though maybe a good idea one looses the majority of their heat loss through the top of their head, not just the ears....
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