Explore Historic Wyoming Newspapers for Deviled Egg Day

Nov 2, 2022

Creamy deviled eggs on a glass plate with a hand taking one.Did you know there’s a National Deviled Egg Day? Yep, November 2! So, let’s look at Wyoming Newspapers for what they were saying about deviled eggs in the early 1900s.

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By going into the old newspapers, you get a peek at what life was like in Wyoming, the United States, and around the world. For this particular search, results include recipe ideas, an article on a Red Cross welcome home dinner for returning soldiers to Basin (July 1919), a column called Hints for the Hostess (Sept. 1910) highlighting a September luncheon menu (lots of deviled eggs mentioned in the society pages!), and a cameo appearance in chapter 4 of the book So Big, by Edna Ferber (a 1925 Pulitzer Prize winning book). Newspapers often published poetry, short stories or books-a chapter or two at a time.

And why did we not know about this tip?! (From Moorcroft Times, August 22, 1912)

Newspaper clipping: Deviled eggs carry better if both halves are filled, then put together and each egg wrapped in waxed paper. Or they can be put in a shallow tin box, with waxed paper between the layers. On hot days keep the box near the ice on reaching the picnic grounds.

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