Trick or Treat (1939); Tar Heels; Snickerdoodles; Mulligan Stew; Pimiento Cheese
dave at WILTON.NET
Sun Jun 29 19:45:57 UTC 2003
> TRICK OR TREAT
> We have an antedate for this important American custom.
> Helena, Montana.
> Just amazing.
> 5 November 1939, HELENA DAILY INDEPENDENT (Helena,
> Montana), pg. 4, col.
> Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Billett held open house Tuesday
> evening, October 31,
> when groups of children from all parts of town called to play
> "trick or treat."
> Various games entertainment and refreshments made Halloween
> a memorable
You might want to check out the 31 Oct 1937 (may not actually be the 31st,
the last issue in Oct 37) issue of the Saturday Evening Post. It features a
cover illustration (not a Rockwell one) titled "Trick or Treaters." I can't
find a copy in any of the libraries I have access to and can't verify if the
title is actually given in the issue or if it was applied to the work at a
I've seen reproductions of the cover, but not the actual issue.
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