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Postby Stallion » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:08 am

"25% Alcohol"

Ken Burns--Country Music--Episode 2-immediately before the Bob Wills spotlight

can't believe nobody has mentioned this yet
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Re: Peruna

Postby ponyboy » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:28 am

I guess I just flat out missed that reference. Will go back and rewatch. Very cool..
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Re: Peruna

Postby BUS » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:27 pm

From memory. A medicenal elixer with twice the alcohol content of wine.
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Re: Peruna

Postby Topper » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:30 pm

When I was a kid I saw a bottle of Peruna on the shelf of a little country store in the middle of nowhere in the Rio Grande Valley. This was 40 years ago and the label on the bottle was yellowed so it had obviously been sitting in storage somewhere for many years. I assumed that it was named after our mascot but seems it was the other way around. Never crossed my mind to buy a bottle.
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Re: Peruna

Postby Stallion » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:33 pm

The episode involved the creation of a mega-radio tower in the 1930s in Mexico across the River from Del Rio that carried a signal across all 48 states. Supposedly it was 10 times more powerful than any other radio station in North America with some estimate of up to 500,000 watts. Listeners claimed to hear Border Radio broadcasts without a radio, receiving the powerful signal on dental work, bedsprings, and barbed wire. The United States couldn't regulate the mega-channel. (They later awarded a limited 3 50,000 Watt channels in the United States). The story described the Carter family considered the first family of Country music moving to Del Rio to broadcast on this mega-channel. Peruna became a topic when discussing the snake oil salesmen, charletans, preachers and other shady characters and products sold on the mega-station's airwaves. Then they mention Peruna as an example and noted the elixir was 25% alcohol.
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Re: Peruna

Postby DiamondM75 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:05 am

Back in the day, Mustang Band freshmen partook in the Peruna ceremony. All freshmen would drink a small amount of Peruna. NASTY stuff.
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Re: Peruna

Postby panhandle_pony » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:12 pm

Lydia Pinkham was just as bad as Peruna, and about same alcohol content. Our pledges can attest
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Re: Peruna

Postby ponyte » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:00 pm

Too bad Jack Daniels didn't sell his whiskey as an elixir.
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Re: Peruna

Postby DiamondM75 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:42 pm

ponyte wrote:Too bad Jack Daniels didn't sell his whiskey as an elixir.


Would never sell. Taste too good!!!!!
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