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Mount Shasta on Folger's Coffee Cans?

Postby Bubba Suess » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:06 am

I found this out in a yard while wrangling a house down in Redding today:
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It is clearly Mount Shasta. I am curious if anyone has any idea how old this can is and why Shasta might be on the can (aside from being awesome, of course).
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Re: Mount Shasta on Folger's Coffee Cans?

Postby mrchad9 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:16 am

Now if we can just get Mountain House to dump their current photo and put a real mountain on their chicken a la king.
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Re: Mount Shasta on Folger's Coffee Cans?

Postby Baarb » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:34 am

There are some similar kinds shown here, perhaps they pre-date the one you have: http://goldfinds.com/forum/index.php?topic=113.0
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Postby lcarreau » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:17 am

I'm not a sociologist, but I think it has something to do with existing in a capitalistic Society.

I grew up with this one ..

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Re: Mount Shasta on Folger's Coffee Cans?

Postby SeanReedy » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:40 am

Bubba, I've gotta share that picture with my dad. Neither of us are highfalutin types when it comes to coffee. We both drink Folger's Instant more often than anything else and my folks have lived in Redding since 1980 (nice views of Shasta and, of course, many other prominent peaks less than a minute walk from the house).

Beer? My dad would go for Rainier (must be why I remember it), MGD, or anything real simple in a can. I'm more of a snob when it comes to that; I've brewed my own after enjoying lots of microbrewed stuff, but have gotten to the age at which enjoying much of that interferes with staying fit.

1) I saw a picture of some cans that had been for sale that look like the one you have.

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/folgers-mt-shasta-mural-coffee-137349021

2) This quote did not come with a picture, but the link says something about a 1915 copyright (might be more similar to Baarb's link):

Mid nineteen hundreds 2 lb. keywind type coffee advertising tin from J. A. Folger & Co. San Francisco, Kansas City. Graphics depict Mount Shasta.


http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/old-j-a-folger-coffee-tin-can-shasta-copyright
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Re: Mount Shasta on Folger's Coffee Cans?

Postby Bubba Suess » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:28 am

I am really curious how Mount Shasta came to be associated with Folger's Coffee. I'm not griping, I'm just confident that there has not been much in the way of coffee production in these parts. At least on the surface, that is. I hear that the lemurians brew a mean cup.

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Postby SeanReedy » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:59 am

I was envisioning the beans, delivered by mule all the way from Columbia, being ground by a miner at his camp along a creek at the base of a rocky mountainside. Meanwhile, a lumberjack is sipping from a thermos while gazing upon Shasta's white slopes.

Of course I also imagined that lemurians had something to do with the $3 million in gold missing from the courthouse display.

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Re: Mount Shasta on Folger's Coffee Cans?

Postby Bubba Suess » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:20 am

SeanReedy wrote:Of course I also imagined that lemurians had something to do with the $3 million in gold missing from the courthouse display.


That is very unenlightened of them. Of course, why steal it when you can mine for it. The story is an oldy but goody. I have a friend at the Forest Service and he gave me the run down that was not in the news. The story is wierder than it sounds and involves a storage unit filled with garbage cans filled with "tailings". Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.
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Re: Mount Shasta on Folger's Coffee Cans?

Postby kylenicolls » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:29 pm

Thas pretty neat. My mother would love to have that on her 'antique shelf' in the living room. They just so happen to live in Redding as well. Not date on it, or anything? Maybe try emailing Folgers to see if they can dig up something.

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/f ... -137349021

This one says Folger in the description and looks, eh simililarish. Mmore like reminiscent.
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/s ... e-can-1915

Didn't see anything on google images. Neat find for sure.
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Re: Mount Shasta on Folger's Coffee Cans?

Postby NW » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:07 pm

Maybe because people think of mountains when they think of coffee growing and they wanted a nice clean, pure, white peak (that's quite familiar to alot of people) to put on their can. That way whether people think about it or not they feel that the coffee is pure and good. Folgers mountain grown coffee, here's coffee and here's what a mountain looks like.... People like to think of mountains as huge glorious white peaks in the distance, they don't care that coffee really grows on much warmer land. Picture a green landscape on that can, changes the feel doesn't it?
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