Friday, February 20, 2015

U.S. State Tidbits, Midwest: Hobos, Post-Its and "Magic"

IOWA--  Visitors can learn about the lifestyle and history of hobos at the Hobo museum in Britt (pop. 2,069)  The museum contains books and crafts created by these homeless travelers.

MICHIGAN--  Basketball star Earvin Johnson Jr. was born in 1959 in Lansing.  Before playing in the NBA, he attended Everett High School, also in Lansing, where a sportswriter gave him his nickname.

MINNESOTA--  Arthur Fry, the co-inventor of Post-It Notes (along with Spencer Silver) was born in 1931 in Owatonna (pop. 25,599).  Fry created an early version of the paper stationery to use as a removable bookmark for church hymnals.  The product was marketed nationally in 1980.

I have my Post-It Notes, how 'bout you.

"Magic" In Case Your're Wondering.  --RoadDog

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