The younger members of the family were often put to work scraping the hides and preparing them for cutting.The early shoe factories in Epping were small, but as our working population grew, larger factories were built.
In these records all of the adult students were from Canada, and were studying English. Early shoes had square toes and they were made one at a time. A pair of shoes cost more than most farmers could afford, so is it any wonder that children and adults went barefoot most of the year?
Shapiro and Wagman built the shoe factory on Railroad Avenue.
This was later sold to National Shoe and Leather, who operated the shop for many years.
After the fire the cemetery was expanded to its current size.
Owned by Benjamin Hoyt, they made fancy ladies boots, known as the “Princess Boot.” This boot was very popular with the ladies, and was sold in fancy shops in New York City.