Archive for February 24th, 2015

A MAJOR FUNDRAISER SINCE 1917

gscookietime

girlscoutcookiesad

GSCookieHistory

The first cookie sales by an individual Scout unit was by the Mistletoe Troop
in Oklahoma, in December 1917 at their local high school. In 1922, the Girl
Scout magazine The American Girl suggested cookie sales as a fund-raiser,
providing a simple cookie recipe from a regional director for the Girl Scouts
of Chicago.

Six types of cookies were being sold nationwide by 1956 and today, up to 28
varieties of Girl Scout cookies are offered. As of 2007, sales were estimated
at about 200 million boxes per year.

.

girl-scout-cookie-sales

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Confection,CURRENT EVENTS,DEBUT,FOOD,HISTORY,MAGAZINES and have No Comments

REMEMBER THIS FROM DECEMBER, 1970?

johnnyanddon

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in Comedian,Comedy,HISTORY,Talk Show,TV and have No Comments

PHIL KNIGHT IS 77 TODAY

KnightPhil (1)

knighttoday
Philip Hampson "Phil" Knight was born in Portland, Oregon.

Knight is a Multibillionaire and co-founder and chairman of Nike shoe
company. He once worked in the sports department of the Oregonian
newspaper, tabulating sports scores. His father, William W. Knight,
owned the papers competitor the Oregon Journal at the time. 

nike

NikeCampus
Nike World Headquarters located in Beaverton, Oregon

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in BIRTHDAY,CURRENT EVENTS,HISTORY,INDUSTRY,Manufacturing,NEWSPAPER,PORTLAND'S PAST,SPORTS,THEN AND NOW and have No Comments