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Guest Dustin Joy, April 1, 2024 (#134)

Let Dustin Joy, Exec. Director, National Pearl Button Museum, Muscatine, IA, open your mind to the fascinating story of buttons--pearl buttons to be exact.

Perhaps, you've been a collector of buttons. Maybe, your grandma had a button jar. Did pearl buttons adorn your favorite shirt or jacket? If they were actual pearl buttons, they probably were harvested from the Mississippi River near "The Pearl City," Muscatine.

Dustin shares about the $1.5 billion-a-year industry that grew this Iowa city. Indeed, this 1950s FUN CHAT is another captivating history lesson.

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