[PW] History of the "Moose-Anana" Query

Sylvia Milne sylviamilne at btinternet.com
Fri Apr 15 03:57:30 PDT 2016

As the owner of a green ration card, I met my first banana at the age of six. I can't remember being very impressed 

From Sylvia Milne

> On 13 Apr 2016, at 20:48, Donna Halper <dlh at donnahalper.com> wrote:
>> On 4/13/2016 8:01 AM, T.F. Mills wrote:
>> On 11 Apr 2016 at 7:00, Luke Owens wrote:
>>> I have no idea when the banana was first sold in the US, but it
>>> couldn't be earlier than that. [1933]
> In the period from about 1873 to 1880, I  note a growing number of newspaper articles praising bananas, and discussing how easy it is to grow them-- California farmers were already doing well with bananas, according to a 28 June 1873 mention in a San Diego newspaper.  And while some may have been for sale prior to 1873, this seems to be the year when this fruit became more readily available in markets and shops.
> Donna L. Halper, PhD
> Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies
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