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nobrows
1205107.  Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:28 pm Reply with quote

Recently saw an old episode where Mr. Fry was speaking about the origin of Salt Water Taffy. In error he stated that it was developed in Atlanta. Atlanta is a city in the state of Georgia. The correct location was Atlantic City, which is on the Atlantic Ocean shore in the state of New Jersey, 826 miles north of Atlanta.

David Bradley's store, was, in fact, flooded during a storm in 1883, and the name was a joke at first, but people liked the sound of it and it stuck.

 
Jenny
1205214.  Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:05 pm Reply with quote

Hi nobrows (somewhere between highbrow and lowbrow, right?) and welcome to the forums. I live in Maine and we also have salt water taffy around here - I'm not sure whether they sell it in the UK. Thank you for the quibble - we love a good quibble around here.

 

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