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In 1850, Levi Strauss were one of many U.S. immigrants whom headed west. Many traveled in search of gold. Strauss had other plan's. He hope to open a store he carried with him a large supply of blew canvas called denim. He thot gold hunters would need the sturdy material to make tents. Instead, he found they needed sturdy work close so he used the denim to stitch together the first pair of "Levi's jeans."

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In 1850, Levi Strauss was one of many U.S. immigrants who headed west. Many traveled in search of gold. Strauss had other plans. He hoped to open a store. He carried with him a large supply of blue canvas called denim. He thought gold hunters would need the sturdy material to make tents. Instead, he found they needed sturdy work clothes, so he used the denim to stitch together the first pair of "Levi's jeans."


Article by Gary Hopkins
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08/06/2004