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Potato Empire

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J.R. "Jack" Simplot
J.R. "Jack" Simplot

J.R. ‘Jack’ Simplot, holding his company’s claim to fame.

In almost 90 years, the Simplot Company has gone “from a one-man farming operation into a food and agribusiness empire.” In the 1940s Simplot developed the first commercially-viable frozen french fries.

Bonus points for today’s post: does anyone know where on campus this portrait is?


Image taken by Special Collections Staff.

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