Monthly Archives: March 2013

“Betcha Can’t Eat Just One” — Lay’s® Potato Chip Slogan from the early 60s

During Colonial times, New England farmers used potatoes strictly as pig feed. They believed that actually eating them shortened your life. The reason, probably a holdover from the Middle Ages, was the belief that potatoes, known as apples of love … Continue reading

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A Double Hanging in San Francisco

The killings of U.S. Marshall William Richardson by Charles Cora, and James King of William by James Casey, led to the formation of San Francisco’s Second Vigilance Committee. They moved quickly. By the end of the first week, the Committee … Continue reading

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