Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 19:33:44 -0600

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Subject: Bounced Mail

Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 20:18:22 -0500

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Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 19:11:53 -0500

From: cls[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (Charity Stafford)

Subject: Re: Clabber ad infinitum

Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 16:48:47 EST


Subject: Re: Clabber ad infinitum

Albin Warth wrote:

When I was growing up in the eastern part of Oklahoma, on a ranch-farm

in or near Muskogee, Oklahoma, "clabbered milk" was a quite common

expression. Clabbered milk was supposed to help make extra good

biscuits. Further there was a brand of baking powder called "Clabber

Girl Baking Powder," advertised, as I dimly recall. on signs sporting

a young woman in a bonnet, a long farm dress, and maybe(?) an apron.

CLABBER GIRL BAKING POWDER. I am attempting to run down not the girl

but a patent which might reveal the company's name. It could just as

simply be Clabber Girl Baking Powder Co.

That's it!


I'm almost certain that this was the Calumet (Baking?) Co. I'm familiar

with this because the owner of Calumet (name of Wright, I think) also

owned Calumet Farms, which bred many fine racehorses, "Clabber Girl"

being one of these. I never knew how she got her name until I spotted

an antique can of Clabber Girl Baking Powder.

Nope - the company name on the can is Hulman & Co. of Terre

Haute, Indiana. (Up here in Boston we have Rumford and

Calumet brands, but I have a can of Clabber Girl that I

bought while visiting my sister in Knoxville, because I was

so taken with the name and the old-fashioned illustration

on the label.