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Read the 12866 blog,
With more information about the recent
Beer & Chips Festival!

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Read My Interview From
The Daily Gazette
from November 9th, 2022.

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Read My November From
518 Profiles Magazine


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Please watch all of my videos from
The Saratoga County History Center

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Saratoga County man
considered top
potato chip historian
Mark Mulholland WNYT
Updated: August 1, 2022 - 6:40 PM
Published: July 29, 2022 - 4:44 PM

Please click below to watch my latest interview!


Listen to my interview with
WGY Mornings with Doug Goudie
regarding the Saratoga County History Center exhibit.


My latest exhibit at
The Saratoga County History Center


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Potato chip exhibit to open Saturday

The exhibit is open to the public 1 to 5 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday.
For more information,
go to
https://brooksidemuseum.org.


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I have recently been featured in two
Times Union Articles
Please read them by clicking the links below!

Article 1 - Vanderbilt helped invent the chip in Saratoga?
Likely a salty myth


Article 2 - Toga Chip Guy makes a second showing on History Channel


Article from Saratoga Today
Featuring, your's truly, The Toga Chip Guy!

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Watch The History Channel's
The Food That Built America,
"When The Chips Are Down",
season 2, episode 3,
where I am prominently featured.

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Read my feature article in
"Shorelines"
The Saratoga Lake Association News Letter.

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Listen to my recent interview on iHeart Radio.

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History Channel Podcast

After appearing in several episodes of
The History Channel's Series
"The Food That Built America",
I have now been prominently featured
in an associated podcast.

Please visit The ACast Site to listen!


My recent interview with Julia Dunn on CBS 6.

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Article About Me In Saratoga Today Entitled
"Who: Alan Richer, The Toga Chip Guy"


April 2nd, It starts on Page 3.

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The History Channel's
"The FoodThat Built America"
that aired on
National Potato Chip Day, March 14.
Featuring the history of Herman Lay
and then rival Fritos!

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KING COLE POTATO CHIPS
Established 1918

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All photos below are Courtesy of South Portland (Maine) Historical Society.

Letterhead from King Cole Associates
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John Hayes next to an excavating shovel at the construction site on March 16, 1947. One of a collection of photos showing various stages in the construction of the King Cole potato chip manufacturing facility on Cash Street in South Portland, Maine, in 1947.
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John Hayes pointing at a signboard proclaiming "new home of King Cole Potato Chips". Photo dated April 6, 1947. One of a collection of photos showing various stages in the construction of the King Cole potato chip manufactuing facility on Cash Street in South Portland, Maine, in 1947.
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King Cole Potato Chip Company, 609 Main Street, South Portland, Maine
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King Cole Potato Chip Company, 609 Main Street, South Portland, Maine
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King Cole Foods, Cash Street, South Portland, Maine with truck and delivery van 1948
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George E. Brume with the King Cole sponsored race car, a modified 1950s coupe, in West Buxton, Maine
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Cellophane bag for King Cole Ripples potato chips. (Front and Back Photos)
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King Cole potato chip can, cardboard carton, cylindrical, 20 oz.capacity. King Cole Foods, South Portland, Maine
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Images Below Courtesy of Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library,University of Maine,Orono, ME
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