another first for New Haven?
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 12 03:40:56 UTC 2001
At 3:59 PM -0500 1/11/01, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> Now the LOC tells me that Philadelphia 1940-1943 is missing! Last time I
>was here, there were no CT directories; now they have New Haven and I'll get
>it soon. Ah!
It may (or may not) be worth noting that just as New Haven claims to
own the first citing/sighting of
(i) (American-style main course) pizza (@ Frank Pepe's of Wooster
St., mentioned earlier by Barry)
(ii) hamburgers (@ Louis Lunch, mentioned earlier by Barry and
others--no ketchup allowed)
(iii) frisbees (supposedly from Yale students tossing pie plates
from pies manufactured by the Frisbie Co. in Bridgeport)
--we also claim to have originated the telephone book, called The
Book of Names (as our modern directories continued to be titled until
a decade or so ago). I have no idea which year that would have been,
nor am I necessarily endorsing any of these theories, but then I'm
not a native of these parts.
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