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Priscilla Hobbs | Popcorn Maker in Salem, Massachusetts

E.W. Hobbs has been a constant at Salem Willows Park since 1897. When Priscilla Hobbs was a child, she watched her father and grandfather pop their famous buttered Hobbs popcorn on the same century-old equipment that she and her brother Charlie use today. “I tell my grandkids to start learning those machines,” Priscilla says. “We […]

By Janelle Randazza

Jun 05 2008

Priscilla Hobbs

Priscilla Hobbs and the famous Hobbs popcorn at the Salem Willows.

Photo Credit : Tremblay, Carl
E.W. Hobbs has been a constant at Salem Willows Park since 1897. When Priscilla Hobbs was a child, she watched her father and grandfather pop their famous buttered Hobbs popcorn on the same century-old equipment that she and her brother Charlie use today. “I tell my grandkids to start learning those machines,” Priscilla says. “We need to get the sixth generation trained!”
Salem Willows Hobbs Popcorn
Priscilla Hobbs and the famous Hobbs popcorn at the Salem Willows.
Photo Credit : Tremblay, Carl
E.W. Hobbs, Salem Willows Park, 205/207 Fort Ave. 978-745-7691.