Town of Madison Early Industries
Industry Product(s) Lifespan Notes
Peet Bros. cider; cheese 1862-early 20th H.I. & E.I. Peet's mill employed 20 persons during cider
boxes; sawmill century time; in 1879 produced a record 10,000 barrels of cider. In
sawmilling & cheese box manufacturing, 6-10 men were em-
ployed. Leo Phelps ran the mill & 2 box factories in 1899.
Hopkins Choice mowers 1870-c.1880 Founded in Morrisville by Harvey I. Hopkins, patentee, the
Mowers Co. co., was so successful it not only moved to Bouckville but
was part of a larger company in Chicago, Hopkins, Beebe &
Co., which bought (1877) the local factory & eventually
transferred everything to Chicago. (Bouckville)
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Date: Tuesday, March 09, 1999 12:49 AM