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The Great Grasshopper Dinner in Warrensburg in the Spring of 1875
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TitleThe Great Grasshopper Dinner in Warrensburg in the Spring of 1875
AbstractA two-part article recounting the grasshopper invasion of 1873-75, especially its effect in Johnson County, Missouri. It includes short newspaper and diary accounts of the disastrous effects of the grasshopper plague. A grasshopper dinner was served at the Eads Hotel with Charles Riley, "the state-hopper-olo-gist" as host. "The meal consisted of grasshopper soup, which some people say has a 'mushroom flavor,' batter cakes with grasshoppers mixed in, dry-roasted hoppers, with optional condiments, followed by a dessert of baked locusts and honey 'a la John the Baptist'." Includes a recipe for grasshopper brownies.
AuthorSusan Lee Pentlin
DateSeptember 2007
SourceThe Bulletin of the Johnson County Historical Society
LocationMVSC Q 977.8455 J71B
PublisherJohnson County (Mo.) Historical Society
See AlsoSecond part of article appears in Vol. 23, No. 1, April 2008, p. 9-11.
Local SubjectJohnson County, Missouri
Item TypeMagazine article
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. https://www.kclibrary.org/services/copy-requests
Item ID218165
CONTENTdm number37841
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