Around Our Town, April 29, 2020

Today’s Obscure Holiday: National Zipper Day
Thankfully, the zipper was invented in 1851 by Elias Howe. On April 29, 1851, Howe applied for a patent for the “Continuous Clothing Closure”.  Strangely, Howe never marketed it. In 1893, Whitcomb Judson started the Universal Fastener Company and began selling the “Clasp Locker”. It debuted at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, and initially received only a moderate success. In 1913, Gideon Sundback, a Swedish electrical engineer and scientist invented and marketed the modern zipper, only it had not yet begun to be called a zipper. It wasn’t until 1923 that B.F. Goodrich coined the term “zipper”. According to:
The Senior Center is still delivering meals and doing shopping for people. Call 307-334-2561 for more information, or to request a meal or shopping. All you have to do is leave a list and money outside for them. They will drop off your items on your doorsteps.
Birthday Club – May 2 – Bob Bonsell, May 3 – Marissa Fitzwater, Butch Hogan, Ross Diercks, May 4 – Renee McElroy, Joe McCullough, Aaron Martinez, May 5 – Patti Sigvartsen, Lorna Edwards, Tuna Linberg, May 6 – Lavonna Wiggins, Mary Kate Brost, Mikayla Emmons
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