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William Turnier 
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Re: “How Much Is a Confederate Monument Worth?

The crumpled hulk should be sent to the Smithstonian or the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham. Eventually, it will be seen as a valued marker of a historical moment.

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Posted by William Turnier on 10/11/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “The story of William A. Turnier, the man who designed the Oreo cookie

Hello, jkennedy93: My dad received a patent on a refinement of the machinery for making Fig Newtons. It had to do with maintaining uniformity of the intended paste and dough feed for the cookie. I loaded many trucks in the summers at Nabisco and there was a Cambridge facility for which we had to do special loading of the cargo because the trucker had to backup with opened doors going downhill. I presume it was for the facility they purchased from your family. Naming confections after localities as your family did with Newton was common. The only other one that comes to mind right now is the Fifth Avenue candy bar. Oreos and Fig Newtons are favorites of my grandsons,

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Posted by William Turnier on 08/27/2011 at 1:50 PM

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