Town of Perth, Ontario

Mammoth Cheese (Cheddar)

Mammoth Cheese © September 2001 Paul Flegg
Designer: Unknown

When Built: Unveiled October 23, 1943

Dimensions:
Height: 6 Feet (1.8 Metres)
Circumference: 28 Feet (8.5 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Concrete

Location:
Harriet Street, behind the Perth Soap Factory

Reason for Building:

Built to commemorate the world's biggest cheddar - the Mammoth Cheese - which was built in 1892 and was shipped by train to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. It weighed 22,000 lbs and was also "immortalized" in some really bad poetry by James McIntryre which can be read at: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/3964/mcintyre.html

Additional Information:

Histories of the Mammoth Cheese can be found at The Story of the Mammoth Cheese and The Mammoth Cheese

Information Source: W. Hugh Chatfield, Natalie Williams and here and there

Picture Source: June Flegg

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Created By DMY on December 27, 2000
Last Updated: November 11, 2002