Digging Treasures at the East Linn Museum: Lemonade takes the limelight


May 31, 2023

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Lemonade, forever a cultural summertime staple on back porches and picnic tables, has not only sated generations of thirsts but has also served as a vital source of vitamin C throughout history.

Lemonade has come to mind recently.

The time of year had something to do with it, as spring runs into summer with longer, warmer days.

Even when we're past our youth, they bespeak expectations of traditional picnics and fairs in small nearby towns.

Some have been yearly events since the end of the 19th century, and we can only envision how they used to be. We don't really know. What we have are confabulations from our own experiences and what we've come to believe from other accounts. Surely, once there were such times with peanuts, popcorn, Cracker Jacks and lots of lemonade - some of it p...

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