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Sunday Stories: Bagels, Lox, and the Transcontinental Railroad

Sunday, November 14, 2021 | 10–10:30am

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2021-11-14 10:00:00 UTC2021-11-14 23:00:00 UTC America/Los_AngelesThe CJM - 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CASunday Stories: Bagels, Lox, and the Transcontinental RailroadBagels, lox, and cream cheese: a uniquely American invention brought together by the forces of immigration, industry, and culture. Amidst the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, each of these ingredients existed—but it would not be until the railroad reached the shores of the Pacific Ocean that they would come together in this iconic Sunday morning brunch staple. Join us for a new installment of Sunday Stories as we uncover the fascinating history behind your favorite breakfast.
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Bagels, lox, and cream cheese: a uniquely American invention brought together by the forces of immigration, industry, and culture. Amidst the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, each of these ingredients existed—but it would not be until the railroad reached the shores of the Pacific Ocean that they would come together in this iconic Sunday morning brunch staple. Join us for a new installment of Sunday Stories as we uncover the fascinating history behind your favorite breakfast.

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