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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Smokehouse

Ca. 1820 • Charlotte, Vermont • Moved to Museum: 1949

 
 
Smokehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
1. Smokehouse Marker
Inscription.   Smokehouses are small, airtight stone structures where meat was preserved. Traditionally, butchered cuts were salted and then hung in a smokehouse above a smoldering fire of corn cobs and hickory wood. Meats remained in place for several days, or sometimes weeks, to complete the curing process.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 44° 22.668′ N, 73° 13.782′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker and building are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Cottage (a few steps from this marker); Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery (a few steps from this marker); Jail (a few steps from this marker); Toy Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Variety Unit (within shouting distance of this marker);
Smokehouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Smokehouse and Marker
Stagecoach Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaker Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Shelburne Museum Story. (Submitted on October 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Smokehouses: Preserving Food and Tradition (Englert, 2013). (Submitted on October 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Smokehouses (Colonial Williamsburg). (Submitted on October 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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