From soup to nuts, from oysters to Camels

On this day in 1929: Touting his program to make N.C. agriculture more diverse and self-sufficient during the coming hard times, Gov. O. Max Gardner invites newspaper editors to a “Live at Home” dinner at the Executive Mansion.

Among menu items: oysters from Hyde County, scuppernong juice from the Coastal Plain Test Farm at Willard, ham from Caledonia prison farm, cheese from Kraft in West Jefferson, peach conserve from home demonstration clubs in Moore County, ice cream from N.C. State and cigarettes from R.J. Reynolds, Liggett & Myers and American Tobacco.


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  1. It looks like our colleagues at the N.C. Office of Archives and History had the same thought this morning. They’ve posted a few more details on the “Live at Home” dinner and “Live at Home” week, including a page from a 5th grader’s “Live at Home” scrapbook–

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