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The poultry kings, Augusta

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From humble beginnings as junk dealers in Skowhegan, the Lipmans went on to become the “Kings of the Poultry Industry” in Maine. For several decades in the mid-20th century, Lipman Poultry shipped to Boston and across the country. The high cost of raising chickens in Maine’s cold climate took its toll, however, and the Lipmans closed up shop as farms based in southern states came to dominate the industry.

Courtesy of Harvey Lipman