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random bits from the past via Seattle newspapers
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January 30th, 1906

January 30th, 1906

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June 2nd, 1932

June 2nd, 1932

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August 19th, 1971

August 19th, 1971

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October 25th, 1931

October 25th, 1931

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October 22nd, 1957

October 22nd, 1957

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April 23th, 1942

April 23th, 1942

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( #1930 #portland #legs #university of oregon #30s #photo )
November 27th, 1930

November 27th, 1930

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( #1926 #police #portland #accident #cars #20s )
September 26th, 1926

September 26th, 1926

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March 26th, 1905

March 26th, 1905

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October 26th, 1906

October 26th, 1906

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August 16th, 1932

August 16th, 1932

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December 8th, 1958

December 8th, 1958

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( #00s #1908 #death #despondent #portland #suicide #tacoma )
January 17th, 1908

January 17th, 1908

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( #food #meat #poisoning #portland #00s #1906 )
From what we can tell, “freezum” was likely sodium nitrate, which is regularly and legally still used in cheap hot dogs and cheap meat sticks and such to this day.
This is also a look into how the modern practice of adding preservatives to foods began.  This small article was printed the same year Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” was published. 
September 2nd, 1906

From what we can tell, “freezum” was likely sodium nitrate, which is regularly and legally still used in cheap hot dogs and cheap meat sticks and such to this day.

This is also a look into how the modern practice of adding preservatives to foods began.  This small article was printed the same year Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” was published. 

September 2nd, 1906

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September 21st, 1923

September 21st, 1923

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