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  • They Were Champion Boxers Once, and Restauranteurs Too

    They Were Champion Boxers Once, and Restauranteurs Too

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    Jack Dempsey and Sugar Ray Robinson were champion boxers — Dempsey as a heavyweight and Robinson as a middleweight and welterweight. While they fought in different eras of “the sweet science,” their post-fighting paths led them to New York City and the restaurant business.

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Silk! The word alone conjures thoughts of enchantment and carnal sensations. Americans have dressed in silk for more than two centuries, but others have been doing so for thousands of years. We use silk for many things: parachutes to socks. Learn the fascinating history of an American silk mill.

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