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185th Anniversary Quiz

Quiz: What is Older (or Younger) than Sweetser?

Can you guess these icons of Maine and the United States? See how close each were founded - in relation to Sweetser - on the completed timeline below!

  • This 500-acre farm in Westbrook, Scarborough, and Gorham is the 9th oldest continually operating family business in the United States.
  • This reference book, traditionally released in early September, is the oldest continuously published periodical in North America.
  • This building, completed one year after Augusta was named the capital of Maine, was originally estimated to cost $80,000 to construct.
  • This clothing giant, still headquartered in San Francisco, made the first riveted men’s work pants out of denim: the first blue jeans.
  • This supermarket chain, now the largest private employer in Maine, began as a produce stand on the streets of Portland.
  • This sugary beverage, a favorite the world over, was first sold at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • This company, specializing in clothing and outdoor recreational equipment, sprung from a four-page catalog and a still-famous boot.

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I am enclosing a donation in thanks for all your staff did to help my mentally ill daughter, at the time she was in Brunswick (2004-2005). She has multiple problems and resists help. My daughter is now with the Community Correctional Alternatives in Farmington, where she is doing better. She has...

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