Christopher Columbus

Squash to Spoon

On this day in 1492, Christopher Columbus noted in his diary:

"I climbed a mountain and came to level ground, which was sown with many different crops and with gourds."

The gourds Columbus was referring to were squashes that were used for more than food. After the skin had been cleaned and dried, they were used as utensils.

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