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L.L. Bean


L.L.Bean is a mail-order and retail company which was founded by hunter/fisherman Leon Leonwood Bean in 1912. Bean developed a waterproof boot that he sold to hunters and shortly thereafter, obtained a list of nonresident Maine hunting license holders, prepared a descriptive mail order circular, set up a shop in his brother's basement in Freeport, Maine, and started a nationwide mail order business. By 1912, he was... read more