The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 437
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William Post, the Rainmaker 437
neys.43 When the United States declared war on Germany, in
the spring of that year, local residents were fearful that enemy
sympathizers might use the dynamite to destroy bridges, cotton
mills, and vital industries. With the permission of the executors,
a long fuse was attached to the huge mine. Once again the whole
settlement rocked from a terrific explosion." But smoke and
fumes soon died away, and no more was the sound of battle
to be heard.
Having spent long years in overcoming great obstacles, in per-
fecting such products as P1ostum, Grape Nuts, Elijah's Manna,
Post Toasties, inventing stoves and machines of diverse types, the
restless genius had entered, with buoyant optimism, into the most
famous rainmaking adventure of all time. And who shall yet say,
with a tone of finality, that his battles were wholly in vain?
Texas Technological College, Lubbock.
4 3P. R., Correspondence XXV, 48a, January 6, 1917.
"4Sam Bardwell (present manager) to the Author, Jan. 17, 1939.
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