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"More Than Just Washing Machines" Article about Maytag Plant in Newton, Iowa, June 21, 2019

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Courtesy of Newton Daily News, Braunschweig, Christopher, "More Than Just Washing Machines," Newton Daily News, 21 June 2019

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This newspaper article from the Newton Daily News looks at the 60-year production history of Maytag. The Jasper County Historical Society helps preserve important objects and historical milestones of the company. 

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  • How did the production of goods change over time for Maytag?
  • "One of the catchphrases was: 'Newton needs Maytag,' ” Perrenoud said. "…And I think there’s a lot of truth to that. Newton would not have been half the community it would have.” What text evidence supports this statement from Perrenoud?

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Braunschweig, Christopher, "More Than Just Washing Machines," Newton Daily News, 21 June 2019. Courtesy of Newton Daily News