WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26: ESKIMO PIE
Profile America — Tuesday, January 26th. A favorite treat of many decades of Americans was patented this week in 1922 — the Eskimo Pie. An ice cream bar covered in chocolate and most often encasing a stick for easy handling, the bar was at first called the "I-Scream Bar." Legend has it that the inventor, Christian Nelson of Onawa, Iowa, got the idea from a young boy at his confectionary shop, who couldn't decide between an ice cream and a candy bar. Ice cream bars and sandwiches are still popular and are among the 25 pounds of frozen dairy products each American consumes annually, a figure that has remained remarkably constant for 30 years. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, now preparing for the 2010 Census on April 1st.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 3867
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2009, t. 209
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look under the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau