Pieces of the Past: Part Three by Jean BrashearAre Post Toasties still made? Do you know anything about the history of C.W. Post? He was an industrialist in the 19th century noted for his development of breakfast cereals, but he has a Texas connection.

There’s a town about 30 miles from Lubbock named after him, and a historical marker citing his 1911-1914 attempts to produce rain by using dynamite to cause vertical air currents to condense vapor in the atmosphere to cause rain. He set off explosions on the edge of the Caprock, and his experiments were said to be 40% effective, though they cost $50,000, an enormous sum at the time.
Anyway, here’s an interesting recipe from that 1928 cookbook—and a sponsor note.


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