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What Is It Wednesday: June 29 REVEALED - 140 year old bagel

“What Is It Wednesday” Revealed - every Wednesday we post an unusual artifact from our collections and encourage viewers to guess the object. Description: Members of the Urbach family of Sutton, Nebraska, are said to have brought bagels with them on their ocean voyage from Germany to the United States in the 1870s. Although the Urbachs consumed large numbers of bagels during the trip, a few survived to reach Nebraska and become family heirlooms. See the 1967 Nebraska History article “Our Parents Were Russian Germans” by William Urbach.  

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