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What did George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson have in common? Not what you think. They enjoyed ice cream DURING the Revolutionary War. Strawberry was a big hit. I can picture George crossing the Delaware, ice cream cone in hand.

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Once upon a time, folks would stroll fairs and beaches, ice cream in their bare hands–what a mess! On this day (July 23) at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Arnold Fornachou formed a waffle into a cone and made the first commercial ice cream cones. No more drippy hands! (cones had been tried before but had never became popular) Go out and buy that cone!

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