The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161689 Message #3844768
Posted By: Joe Offer
13-Mar-17 - 10:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Spam
Subject: RE: BS: Spam
On my cross-country tour last September, I couldn't find lodging where I wanted and ended up driving another 40 miles through a thunderstorm to Austin, Minnesota. The storm stopped after I finished dinner, so I took an 11 PM tour of the town. It was then I remembered the significance of Austin - it's where Hormel meat packing makes Spam, and it's the site of a years-long labor dispute.
Turns out the Austin is a pretty little town, even in the dark — and the Spam plant is huge.
I thought you all ought to know that.
Oh, and the Hormel mansion is very pretty, and nicely lighted at night. I'm sorry I had to leave early next morning - I would have liked to have toured the Spam Museum.