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Re: MUSCATINE....PEARL BUTTON CAPITOL OF THE WORLD
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 08:28:01 AM »
Interesting. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 09:08:41 AM »
That makes TWO of us. :shrug: :lol:
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Re: MUSCATINE....PEARL BUTTON CAPITOL OF THE WORLD
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 09:13:34 AM »
When I first saw the word Muscatine I thought of something we used to drink when much younger than today.  Muscatel :P

What an interesting story and what a resource it was.  I have a friend who collects old clothing from as far back as the 1800's and she has a lot of blouses with pearl buttons.  She will love this article.

Boepple's demise is poetic justice from the mollusk's point of view.

Great article Wolfy.
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Re: MUSCATINE....PEARL BUTTON CAPITOL OF THE WORLD
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 12:32:26 PM »
"The man with the knapsack is never lost." Horace Kephart (1862-1931)

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Re: MUSCATINE....PEARL BUTTON CAPITOL OF THE WORLD
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 04:49:11 PM »
back in the 1800's I believe the Mississippi river was dredged for clams which were turned into
buttons ,ashtrays womens hair clips and many other things,