March 27, 2015
March 27, 1881. Abbey Fisher was in a pickle--but that is where she wanted to be. In 1880, the Mechanic's Institute Fair had awarded her medals for the "Best pickles, Sauces, Jellies and Preserves," and this year, friends hired the Women's Cooperative Printing Office to publish What Mrs. Fisher Knows about Old Southern Cooking--the first cookbook by an African-American. However, how would she get her "Celebrated Jellies, Preserves, Pickles & Sauces" to customers around the West? Why, Mrs. Fisher would try Wells Fargo.