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New Ulm Popcorn Wagon turns 100

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NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) - The New Ulm Popcorn Wagon turned a century old in style this weekend.

The Journal reports (http://bit.ly/U8H6rW ) that the wagon mostly did what it does best - pop and sell popcorn - during the commemoration at the Brown County Historical Society.

According to the society, Myers Jorgenson of Rochester invested $1,500 in the horse-drawn popcorn wagon and set it up at the corner of Center and Minnesota Street in New Ulm. It was powered by a 1½ horsepower steam engine.

The Brown County Historical Society later rebuilt the bright red wagon and uses it to sell popcorn on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the weather is agreeable.

The heat for corn popping, roasting peanuts and powering the wagon lights now comes from gasoline generators.

Information from: The Journal, http://www.nujournal.com/journal

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