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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at 7:51pm
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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Thursday, January 6th, 2022 at 1:04am
This is the second installment of the 4-part Button Aerogramme Series on the Northern Pacific Railway. See Part I: Great Big Baked Potato (1913-1970). Interestingly, in 1913 NP employee uniforms were to be outfitted with black (hard) rubber 4-hole buttons, over which...

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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Sunday, December 26th, 2021 at 4:29am
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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Monday, December 20th, 2021 at 6:00pm
The Route of the "Great Big Baked Potato" was the passenger train service, North Coast Limited by the Northern Pacific Railway. This is a story about NP's 1913 uniform button. Huge potatoes grown in the fertile soil of Yakima Valley in Washington were previously considered simply too large, too tough to cook and undesirable until NP adopted them in its dining car menu in 1909. The Route of the Great Big Baked Potato operated until Amtrak took over the passenger service in 1970....

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WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)
WRBA (Western Regional Button Association)Sunday, December 19th, 2021 at 3:42pm
Many years late in Paris, Illinois I bought $15.00 pint jar of buttons where I could see several Division I buttons. One of the last buttons to come out was this very tiny glass button....

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