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    Time Lines, Do you Remember?


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    Time Lines, Do you Remember?

    Post by islandgrl on Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:43 pm

    Of course not, you aren't that old. Just some items to give insight into that time and if you remember them or have a story to tell about them.


    Barrels of molasses and wheels of Cheddar at the general store.

    First Canada-produced milk powder.

    Baking powder made by a local druggist.

    Victor "talking machines."

    Homemade yeast from hops.

    First machine-made ice cream cones. What did they use before that?

    Jell-O becomes popular.

    First horseless carriage (ex. 1907 McLaughlin).

    Calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates and minerals identified and, along with water, considered the five basics for essential health. (Note: Vitamins were still unknown.)

    Proper food and nutrition seen as treatment or cure, not prevention.

    1900 -- Meat-packing, butter and cheese processing, bread baking, sugar refining were among Canada's top 10 industries (all related to agriculture whether cattle, dairy or crop.)

    Sugar spun into cotton candy.

    1901--- Canada Fruit Marks Act - first Canadian Food grading.

    1903--- Canned tuna

    1904--- Burgers on a bun, ice cream cones, iced tea, popcorn, peanut butter, puffed riace - all introduced at St. Louis World's Fair.

    Campbell's cans Pork & Beans; "Campbell's Kids" debut

    Tea bag invented.

    1905--- America's first pizzeria in New York's "Little Italy".

    1906--- Kellogg's Corn Flakes.

    First graduates in nutrition and dietetics at University of Toronto.

    1907--- Meat Inspection and Canned Food Act implemented for factories.

    Hershey's Kisses.

    1908--- Dixie Cups.

    1909--- Canada's first airplane flight at Baddeck, Nova Scotia.


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    Re: Time Lines, Do you Remember?

    Post by Windwalker on Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:32 pm

    I've seen them, but I didn't have the chance to live them.

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    Re: Time Lines, Do you Remember?

    Post by oceanna on Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:54 pm

    I didn't realize some of the items mentioned went back so far.

    I remember my mother once telling me that when she was a child
    she loved having corn flakes for breakfast, a change from the usual
    oatmeal porridge. Corn flakes was a treat then as was an orange
    at Christmas time.


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    Re: Time Lines, Do you Remember?

    Post by islandgrl on Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:16 am

    I used to have cornflakes in my younger days but I much prefer oatmeal porridge now and have it at least twice a week.

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    Cream of Wheat

    Post by Lee on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:49 am

    I can remember sitting and staring at that bowl as a child and gagging at the thought of actually eating it.

    Of course in those days you did not leave the table till you finished your plate. I sat at the table an awfully long time.

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    Post by islandgrl on Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:14 pm

    In Flanders Field by Canadian poet John McCrae

    World War I -- 1914-1918

    Jam made for the War effort.

    Oven temperature determined by how long piece of white paper took to turn brown.

    Canada's first commercial radio station broadcast - Montreal

    First boxes of granulated sugar.

    Dieticians upset that toast and coffee considered good breakfast by most people.

    Preserving with glass jars, rubber rings and metal screw-ring lids.

    Copper boiler used for boiling water bath container, as well as bathing.

    Cookies became firmer during WWI so that they could be sent overseas.

    Tango and fox trot were popular dances of the day.

    Band concerts, social debuts, and fancy dinners in cities.

    Church picnics, softball games and sleigh rides in rural communities.

    Pound Cake -- pound of sugar, pound of butter, pound of eggs, and pound of flour.

    Wartime Cake -- eggless, milkless, butterless; kept well and transported well; used in both WWI and WWII.

    1910--- First 5 cent candy

    1910--- Heinz ketchup production begins in Leamington, Ontario.

    1911--- Proctor & Gamble develops hydrogenated vegetable shortening Crisco.

    1911--- Electric skillets, grills, percs, toasters and waffle irons -- all introduced at New York Electric Exhibition.

    1912--- Oreo cookie debuts.

    1912--- Free-flowing table salt introduced by Morton's.

    1912--- Vitamins identified and added to list of dietary essentials.

    1915--- Cornings introduces Pyrex to the baking world.

    1918--- Armistice ends WWI at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

    1918--- Canned Fruit and Vegetables Act introduces grading to commercial food canning processes.

    1919--- Group of Seven (painters) formed.
    Glad E Olah

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    Re: Time Lines, Do you Remember?

    Post by Glad E Olah on Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:33 am

    Very interesting IG.

    I did not know Crisco is 100 years old now.


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    Time Lines,Do you remember?

    Post by wuzfuz on Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:19 pm

    Here's a site that can find the time when just about everything was invented. Long read for a snowy day but worth the time if you are really [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] . :study:

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