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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 30

July 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America — Monday, July 30th. Walking down the cereal aisle in a supermarket, you’ll see dozens of brands on display. One of them has been available for over 100 years. This week in 1893, a Denver restaurant owner, Henry Perky, patented a machine for making shredded wheat. By 1901, he had set up an ultra-modern plant at Niagara Falls to make shredded wheat, called “The Palace of Light,” and the falls became the familiar logo of the product. Shredded wheat and other cereals are part of the nearly 135 pounds of wheat products each of us eat every year. To satisfy this hunger, some 48 million acres of wheat worth nearly $13 billion are harvested annually by the nation’s farmers. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 217, 858, 861

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).

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