— The Museum in the Streets —Belfast in the mid-20th century was firmly established as "Broiler Capital of the World". Hundreds of thousands of chickens were raised in giant barns throughout Waldo County. At the peak of the industry 22,000 birds per hour were made ready for shipping at two plants situated on the waterfront. When Penobscot Poultry Company opened its state-of-the-art facility on this site in 1956, presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson was present at the opening ceremony. The plant closed in 1988 and was demolished in 1997.
|Placed By||The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 4:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 499791 N 4919196|
|Decimal Degrees||44.42606667, -69.00261667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 25.564', W 69° 0.157'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 25' 33.84" N, 69° 0' 9.42" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1170-1348 Cross St, Belfast ME 04915, US|
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