In this Dec. 14, 2011 photo, an L.L. Bean boot is stitched at the facility where L.L. Bean boots are assembled in Brunswick, Maine. L.L. Bean's famed hunting boots are seeing a surge in popularity, ... more 
In this Dec. 14, 2011 photo, an L.L. Bean boot is stitched at the facility where L.L. Bean boots are assembled in Brunswick, Maine. L.L. Bean's famed hunting boots are seeing a surge in popularity, necessitating the hiring of more than 100 additional employees to make them. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pat Wellenbach
Thu, Dec 29, 2011 10:37 AM EST