Thursday, April 21, 2011

Family TfRisbEE

Besides Walter "Fred" Morrison, let's give some credit to William Russell Frisbie.

frisbieThe Frisbie Pie Company was founded in 1871 by William Russell Frisbie in Bridgeport, Connecticut, when he bought and renamed a branch of the Olds Baking Company. The company was located on Kossuth Street in Bridgeport's East Side (between late 1800s and 1958), where nearby school kids tossed the plates around and yelled "Frisbie" so they wouldn't get hit by the spinning tins. The game the children played made its way to nearby college campuses (i.e., Yale).

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