World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Westminster Cracker Company

Article Id: WHEBN0021106724
Reproduction Date:

Title: Westminster Cracker Company  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Westminster, Massachusetts, Oyster cracker, List of brand name food products
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Westminster Cracker Company

Westminster Cracker Company
Industry Food industry
Founded Westminster, Massachusetts, United States, 1824
Headquarters Rutland, Vermont, United States
Products Crackers, Oyster crackers
Website

The Westminster Cracker Company is a New England-based company established in Westminster, Massachusetts in 1824.[1] The original building, which is depicted in their product labeling, still stands as of 2012 in the center of Westminister,[2] although it has not been used for manufacturing for decades. The company is presently based in Rutland, Vermont.[3]

History

Westminster Cracker Company was owned by the Dawley family for more than 100 years. Dawley & Shepard, Inc., headed by President David Dawley, sold its breading factory[where?] to Pillsbury in 1982. The rights to make Westminster Crackers were retained by Peter Dawley who started a new Westminster Cracker company in Rutland in 1988.[4] Historically, the most famous cracker was the common cracker that filled Cracker Barrel country stores in New England[according to whom?]. The company makes other types of crackers, but the most popular contemporary product is the oyster cracker, which is served by restaurants throughout the United States.

Oyster cracker

The Westminster Cracker Co. is best known for its oyster crackers. The crackers are made from the original 1828 recipe.

See also

References

External links

  • About Westminster Crackers
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.