Monday, July 23, 2007

Ice Cream, I need some Ice Cream

On July 23rd, 1904 (103 years ago today), Charles E. Menches of St. Louis claims to have come up with the idea of putting ice cream in a cone. Now there are other claims to this title, but all of them come from the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. Anyway you look at it on hot days like today a cone that keeps all the ice cream from dripping is definitely a plus!

Want to read more about the invention of ice cream cones and ice cream itself? Check out the Library of Congress's Today in History. Where not only will you find Thomas Jefferson's recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream, but you will also find links to pictures of children eating ice cream and other treasures from the American Memory collection.

Want more information on food? Check out the library's food supply guide.

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