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Archive for November, 2013

Saturday Nov. 16: History of Oscar Mayer Foods

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on November 13, 2013

Seven workers along with Oscar F. Mayer (left), Oscar G. Mayer (middle), Oscar G. Mayer Jr. (right) and Little Oscar (Meinhardt Raabe) hold the “largest sausage in the world.”

Seven workers along with Oscar F. Mayer (left), Oscar G. Mayer (middle), Oscar G. Mayer Jr. (right) and Little Oscar (Meinhardt Raabe) hold the “largest sausage in the world.”

Jim Aehl, Judy Fenske and Joan Phelan, retired employees of Oscar Mayer Foods, will discuss the nationally recognized brand founded in 1919 when Oscar G. Mayer purchased the bankrupt Farmers’ Co-operative Meat Packing Co. David Arndt, another retired employee, will display some of his vast collection of Oscar Mayer memorabilia. And there’s a rumor the WEINERMOBILE will pay us a visit!

October 19, 2–4pm
$2 suggested donation
Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St.
find us in THE LOFT!

Additional parking is available off Cory Street at the rear of St. Bernard’s Church and in the small lot across from Madison Kipp on Waubesa.

Dave Arndt's collection of Oscar Mayer memorabilia was featured in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Dave Arndt’s collection of Oscar Mayer memorabilia was featured in the Wisconsin State Journal.

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