“The Eagle River Tri-Dri industry”
(From the March 30, 1960 edition of the Knik Arm Courier):
A local father’s attempt to solve his own problem has given birth to one of the newest and fastest-growing industries in the community.
When Stanley Vrem of Eagle River was unable to find suitable garments to protect his children’s clothing from snow and mud, he proceeded to invent his own.
After two years of “test-proving” on his own active youngsters, Verm is now offering “TRI-DRI’S” to the public.
These water-proof snow pants are coated with natural rubber, which will not crack in the coldest weather. in these days of melting snow and during the muddy break-up to come, all mothers will welcome this way in which to protect their children’s clothing from the mud, as well as to avoid the colds which always seem to follow playing in wet clothes.
Tri-Dris are being manufactured at Vrem’s Eagle River home and are for sale at Lorraines Dept. Store. They come in sizes to fit youngsters from four through 10 years old and come equipped with adjustable suspenders.
Mr. Vrem is working hard to keep up with the demand for these practical items, for now that break-up is upon us, everyone wil small children will want a pair.
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