Earmuff tribute celebration in Farmington

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FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) --People in Farmington will all be wearing earmuffs on Saturday.

Saturday is the annual tribute to Chester Greenwood. Greenwood who is a native son of Farmington invented the earmuff.  He made his first pair of earmuffs in 1873. 

In his honor, Farmington is holding the 33rd annual Chester Greenwood Day.  The day is marked by wearing earmuffs, a parade, a chili contest, a Chester Greenwood flag-raising, horse and wagon rides, and other festivities.

Greenwood is also credited with inventing the wide-bottom kettle, a shock absorber, a new type of spark plug and a folding bed.

 

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