Belfast in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Broiler Capital of the World
—The Museum in the Streets —
Belfast's leadership in the broiler industry was recognized every July with a weekend festival featuring the "World's Biggest" chicken barbecue at City Park. Crowning the Maine Broiler Queen was a highlight of the festival. Miss Gloria Pettengill was crowned in 1964.
Erected 2004 by The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community. (Marker Number 28.)
Location. 44° 25.564′ N, 69° 0.157′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is on Cross Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the middle of Belfast Commons Park, below Cross Street. Marker is in this post office area: Belfast ME 04915, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least The Oldest Manufacturer ( here, next to this marker); On this site ( a few steps from this marker); Five-Masted Beauty ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Benevolent Bequest ( about 700 feet away); Regal Passenger Steamer ( about 700 feet away); The Finest and the Fastest ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great Conflagration ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Albert W. Stevens ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
More about this marker. Marker #28 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
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