Monday, February 25, 2013

Thanks for the blue jeans!

Tuesday, Feb. 26 is the 184th birthday of Levi Strauss -- the man who brought us blue jeans!

Mr. Strauss was a German-American businessman who sold dry goods such as clothing, bedding and fabric for tents during the California Gold Rush.  In 1873, Jacob Davis, a tailor,  partnered with Strauss to patent the use of copper rivets to strengthen the pockets of denim pants favored by the miners.  Levi Strauss & Co have been manufacturing blue jeans ever since!

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