LARGEST - The MAMMOTH Cheese from Canada - Perth, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
N 44° 54.015 W 076° 14.867
18T E 401485 N 4972626
Quick Description: This 22,000 pound round of cheese is on display in the FIRST drive through weigh-scales in Perth, and is still the LARGEST cheese ever produced in Canada.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/23/2011 2:45:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMCCYZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 10

Long Description:
Twelve Lanark cheese makers were invited to participate in making a giant cheese to be exhibited at the Chicago Fair of 1893. Each donated a day’s intake to the project. The cheese, which was made from one day’s milk from 10,000 cows and was called the "Canadian Mite", weighed 22,000 pounds, was six feet high and 28 feet in circumference. It was housed in a freight shed in Perth throughout the winter of 1892-3 and during that time it was visited by dignitaries, including Cabinet Ministers and the Governor General. To keep it in shape, a team of experts turned the cheese end-over-end every two weeks.

Perth’s monument to the largest cheese ever made was unveiled on October 23, 1943. This exact replica stands near the CPR tracks at Perth and marked the 50th anniversary of the cheese. In October of 1993 local cheese makers and other groups organized a week long celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the worldÂ’s largest cheese.

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Type of documentation of superlative status: http://www.urbanmarket.com/all-about-perth/mammoth.html

Location of coordinates: Town of Perth, Ontario

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