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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Don Surber: Ketchup with the Heinz legend

Don Surber: Ketchup with the Heinz legend:

"In 1869, the son of German immigrants teamed up with a friend and began selling horseradish in a clear bottle to show customers the product was pure and unadulterated.

Sales went well until the devastating Panic of 1873. Within three years their company was no more. Embittered by bankruptcy, the man took a government job and cursed capitalism for the rest of his life.

 Of course not.

These vignettes are about Exceptional Americans. Exceptional Americans do not quit.

Exceptional Americans pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and start all over again, Overnight successes can take decades. Colonel Harlan Sanders was 66 and flat broke when he took his pressure cooker and 11 herbs and spices, hit the road, and founded Kentucky Fried Chicken.

And so it went with Henry John Heinz. Bankrupted at 32, Heinz vowed to pay back his bills and went right back into the business of selling condiments and other food items." ...


Don Surber says: "I am publishing the best of these tales, in Kindle and on Amazon. Volume I covering American history from the 16th through the 20th century is here. And Volume II on The Capitalists is available here."

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