Monterey Park, California

Posted Thursday, July 9, 2009 ·

Welcome to the Asian capitol of the United States. The city is approximately 43% Chinese according to a recent survey. You know what that means... Asian drivers. The city motto is "Pride in the Past, Faith in the Future." Good alliteration!

Monterey Park should be most famous for one of its residents - Laura Scudder, who invented the potato chip bag. Before her invention using cellophane, potato chips were "packed in barrels or tins, which left chips at the bottom stale and crumbled." Such a sad fate. She was also the first to print freshness dates on products. Her Monterey Park factory is now probably a cafe that changes its name every few months to avoid additional taxes.

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