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Marker approved for banana split

on April 03, 2013 10:30 AM

LATROBE (AP) — What a perfect destination for a sundae drive!

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has approved a marker in the western Pennsylvania town where an apprentice pharmacist is credited with inventing the banana split.

The marker, one of a dozen new ones approved Tuesday, will be put in Latrobe where the fruit-filled ice cream sundae was invented in 1904 by David E. Stricker. The commission says two other American towns claim credit for the first banana split, but claims that Stricker made the first one about 40 miles east of Pittsburgh are better documented.

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