Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 16:48:47 EST From: Albin Warth Subject: Re: Clabber ad infinitum > 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 jus as simply be Clabber Girl Baking Powder Co. > > That's it! > > smjones 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. -Albin albin[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]