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JOETHECROW
05-24-2011, 11:56 PM
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/how-snake-oil-got-a-bad-rap/

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RICKJJ59W
05-25-2011, 06:39 AM
So I have been taking snake oil all of these years,who would have thunk[:D]

surfaceone
05-26-2011, 01:58 PM
Thanks, Joe,

Enjoyed that article. I think the time is ripe for the return of the Medicine Shows...

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JOETHECROW
05-26-2011, 09:54 PM
Yeah Surf,...I'd pay to see a medicine show...The only competing event from back then would be a "cornfield meet".https://www.antique-bottles.net/forum/micons/m6.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fFoEYiM7lQ

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JOETHECROW
05-26-2011, 10:07 PM
I went and googled "Cornfield meet" I had supposed it was a more well known term, and seems as though it's not... So to clarify I pasted this segment of a letter found online. This explains it as well as I could.[;)]

"As I understand it, there used to be a whole industry where traveling showmen would stage head-on-collisions between junk locomotives, until there were a number of fatalities among spectators, and a stop got put to it. I doubt many of these staged wrecks were ever filmed."