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Enosburg Falls in Franklin County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Patent Medicine in Enosburg Falls

 
 
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By Dennis Gilkenson, July 18, 2021
1. Patent Medicine in Enosburg Falls Marker
Inscription.  The production of pre-packed pharmaceutical products, known as patent or proprietary medicines, flourished in the late 19th century. Dr. Burney James Kendall (1845-1922) opened a drug store in 1870 and soon sold his own remedies. Here in 1880, the Dr. B.J. Kendall Co. began manufacturing Spavin Cure for horse and human use. Other patent medicine companies existed locally including the Dr. G.S. Greene Co., Kimball Brothers Co. and Dr. F.S. Hutchinson & Co. The industry aggressively marketed cure-alls, but their secret formulas often contained dangerous amounts of alcohol and narcotics. Many were ineffective, or addictive. Although self-medication continued, the Pure Food and Drug Act introduced regulations in 1906.
 
Erected 2019 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 44° 54.66′ N, 72° 48.186′ W. Marker is in Enosburg Falls, Vermont, in Franklin County. Marker is on North Main Street, on
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By Dennis Gilkenson, July 18, 2021
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the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28 North Main Street, Enosburg Falls VT 05450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Opera House of Enosburg Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Larry Gardner (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chester A. Arthur (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sheldon, Vermont (approx. 7.1 miles away); Colonel Elisha Sheldon (approx. 7.3 miles away); Fenian Raids (approx. 7.6 miles away); Peter Bent Brigham / Brigham Academy (approx. 8.8 miles away); Battle of Eccles Hill (approx. 9 miles away in Canada). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enosburg Falls.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2021, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2021, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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