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Do You Have Any Fun History Tips On Potatoes In The USA That I Could Share With My Class?

Q:

We are covering fruits and vegetables in our classroom this season. Of course, I am going to use Idaho® russets for the potato section to have the students make a working clock and we are showing how to grow a potato just from the eyes. However, I need some fun historical tidbits to share. Got any?

A:

Sure, here are a few to get started: