Granite State Chip Factory  LbNA # 51951 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateJan 7 2010
LocationSalem, NH
Planted ByEWB    
Found By Little Bit Redneck
Last Found Jun 16 2012
Hike Distance?
Last EditedOct 24 2015

Granite State Chip Factory
William Croft came to Salem in1907 to join Thomas Devine in forming the Granite State Potato Chip Company in this building at 227 North Broadway. Additions were soon added, as the scent of freshly cooked chips wafted over Route 28, this attracted many costumers. The company’s trademark was registered in Washington in 1917 and is the first known use of the Old Man on the mountain in advertising. William Croft became the sole owner in 1917 when Granite State chips were still sold only at the factory. Soon, Clarence W. and Charles E. Merrill, J.A. Dion, and Henry Boudreau signed on to service other retail outlets as independent distributors. They in 1932 they bought new trucks to cover delivery routes stretching as far west as Worchester.

1.Go to the Granite State Chip Factory.
2.Pull into the parking lot and find the big sign on the front of the building with the Old Man on the mountain on it.
3.Look down at the ground below the Old Man on the mountain and you'll see the letterbox.