Wednesday, July 5, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 5

July 5, 1937 – Hormel’s canned ham product was reintroduced to the public as Spam. It was originally named Hormel Spiced Ham.

Photos taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain July 5, 2017,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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