Ship Mountains Meander - Day 2

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This lid says, "Cottolene, Contains No Hog Fat, Use 1/3 Less." Cottolene, popular around 1900, was a mixture of cottonseed oil and beef tallow. It was sold in tins and buckets as a substitute for lard, which was more commonly used but possibly not as healthful. One of the pro-Cottolene slogans was "Shortens your food, Lengthens your life." If you'd like the full story on Cottolene and a glimpse at some of the historical memorabilia associated with it, click here.