Ever Since The Civil War I Been Poppin My Paper Collars

At first I LOLed (by myself, on the street, like a loser) because I thought that in 1985 the U.S. government put up a plaque commemorating a factory that produced reversible collars, which to me was like sooo eighties. And in a sense I was right – that is what happened – but it wasn’t how I had pictured.

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Punxsutawney Phil, the Real O.G. (Original Groundhog)

Note: We’re digging in to local history stories this month on Sistory. So far we’ve explored our current homes, chasing mysterious candy factories in Cambridge, Massachussetts.; a once-in-a-lifetime combined Steelers-Eagles football team in Centre County, Pennsylvania; and toilet paper traditions in Auburn, Alabama.