Shortly after the end of the Civil War in 1876, Edward & Samuel Day came to North East from Massachusetts. Edward was an experienced basket maker. The brothers, who had been supplying the southern market with baskets, set-up shop in North East - partly to save on transportation costs, also because the forests along the Susquehanna River were full of White Oak, the best kind of wood for baskets. Business boomed - during World War I the factory produced 2,000 baskets weekly.Our 100% White oak baskets are made from the finest, straight grained oak. They are handcrafted by Day Basket Factory in the same manner for over 139 years. Our Craftsman carefully select and split each piece of oak used by our skilled weavers, who produce our baskets using techniques passed down by generations of basket makers.