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California

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

It is estimated that approximately 300,000 Native Americans inhabited the area now know as California before Spanish explorers arrived in search of wealth. On September 28, 1542, an...

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dairy industry

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Down to the late 17th century cattle were valued in Ireland primarily for their milk rather than their beef‐producing qualities. From earliest times, milk and dairy products had occupied a...

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Fourth of July

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — United States History.

The Continental Congress of the United States declared independence from England in its convention in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. At first, celebrations were scattered and sporadic, but...

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Germans

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — History of the Americas.

People of German-speaking background have migrated to Canada from the beginning of European settlement. By 1991 every tenth Canadian acknowledged German ethnic origin. Almost two-thirds of...

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Gustavus Franklin Swift

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — United States History.

Gustavus Franklin Swift (1839–1903) was the eponymous founder of one of America's largest and best-known meat-processing companies. He is credited with introducing refrigeration to food...

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pioneer

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

A person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area. Recorded from the early 16th century (as a military term denoting a member of the infantry), the word comes...

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Pure Food and Drug Act

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 marked the beginning of effective U.S. federal regulation of food and drug labeling and assurance of a safe food supply. It prohibited ...

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World's Fairs

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — United States History.

World's fairs are expositions in which nations and corporations feature their foods, cultures, consumer goods, and technological advancements. Beginning in the 1850s, these expositions...

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