KEEPING CLEAN ALONG THE WAY
Western Washington settler and journalist Ezra Meeker traveled the Oregon Trail on several occasions prior to 1900. In one of his diaries, he mentioned bringing White brand soap to the state. I found that in 1887 the name was changed to Ivory soap, the first commercially mass-produced soap in the country. I was wondering what other national brands, which are still in existence today, are mentioned in wagon train traveler’s journals.