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Ads from the Past: Tobin's First Prize Hot Dogs

 

SKIING HISTORY

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Ads from the Past: Tobin's First Prize Hot Dogs

If you drove the family to a New England ski area in the 1950s and ’60s, lunch might be hot dogs. This ad from the Eastern section of SKI Magazine (January 1961) pitched Tobin First Prize frankfurters. The firm was founded by Fred Tobin in Rochester, New York in 1921, and by 1957 he’d built additional plants in Albany, then two locations in Iowa, then Buffalo. Tobin weathered a post-war meat rationing crisis to become the largest maker of hot dogs in the Northeast. After Fred Tobin’s retirement in 1969, the company suffered chaotic management and declared bankruptcy in 1981.

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Spider’s Web The lasting legacy of Spider Sabich may surprise you.

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Listen Up! Remember singing “Super Skier” around the ski lodge fireplace? From yodeling odes to “90 Pounds of Rucksack” to modern ski-video soundtracks, music has always been part of ski culture. Listen to the classics through ISHA’s multi-media reconstruction of ski-music history.

 

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