U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 24
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24: ESKIMO PIE
Profile America – Tuesday, January 24th. A favorite of many generations of Americans was patented on this date in 1922 — the Eskimo Pie. An ice cream bar covered in chocolate and molded around a stick for easy handling, the treat was at first called the “I-Scream-Bar.” Legend has it that the inventor Christian Nelson of Onawa, Iowa, got the idea from a young boy at his confectionary shop, who couldn’t decide between an ice cream and a candy bar for the nickel he had. Ice cream bars and sandwiches are still popular and are among the more than 24 pounds of frozen dairy products each American consumes annually, a figure that has dropped about 6 1/2 pounds since the year 2000. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Kane’s Famous First Facts, 3867
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 217
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau