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While the English have enjoyed ices since the Victoria era, it was the Americans who put ice on a stick.In 1905, Frank Epperson, an 11-year-old boy living in the San Francisco Bay area, “mixed some sugary soda powder with water and left it out overnight. It was a cold night, … [Read more...] about The Popsicle is an American Invention
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