Friday, February 10, 2012

"Red Dot worked closely with the University of Wisconsin's agricultural department to create the perfect potato for chips. The University continued to do research in this area after Red Dot folded and in 1990 introduced the Snowden potato, now considered the ultimate chipping potato."

The Wisconsin Historical Society has the story...  as Fred & Kathryne Meyer enter the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association Hall of Fame

6 comments:

  1. Pleasant And Spudful Memories

    Local elementary schools, including Middleton (where I grew up), always toured the Red Dot plant. Somewhere there's a photo of me in a high chair reaching for a box of Red Dot potato chips.

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  2. "In 1932 Fred and Kathryne Meyer graduated with degrees in chemistry and commerce respectively. Fred's mentor, chemistry professor Dr. J.H. Mathews, urged Meyer to continue toward a Ph.D., but the couple made the decision to expand their food distribution business instead. "

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  3. In my day there was a Mathews Chemistry building. It was the research wing. Not sure if it's still there. Matthews and Farrington Daniels wrote a famous physical chemistry text book.

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  4. Somewhere there's a photo of me in a high chair reaching for a box of Red Dot potato chips.

    Found it!

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  5. That baby had a superbly shaped head. Like a fine tuber, only smoother - less bulbous

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  6. I always had enormous cranial capacity and to this day wear a big hat size.

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