Comment: The "DOW" is the Printer-That-Be's Puppy.

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The "DOW" is the Printer-That-Be's Puppy.

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      THE ORIGINAL DOW DOZEN
      (The Dow'n & Dirty Dozen Indus trials)

      Here are the original dozen investments averaged into oblivion.

      COMPANY & WHAT BECAME OF IT

  • American Cotton Oil
    • Distant ancestor of CPC International
  • American Sugar
    • Evolved into Amstar Holdings
  • American Tobacco
    • Broken up in 1911 antitrust action (Anti-Trust)
  • Chicago Gas
    • Absorbed by Peoples Gas, 1897
  • Distilling and Cattle Feeding
    • Whiskey trust evolved into Quantum Chemical
  • General Electric
    • Only original member name left.
  • Laclede Gas
    • Active, removed from DJIA in 1899
  • National Lead
    • Today's NL Industries
  • Tennessee Coal & Iron
    • Absorbed by U.S. Steel in 1907
  • North American Utility
    • combine broken up in 1940's
  • U.S. Leather (preferred)
    • Dissolved in 1952
  • U.S. Rubber
    • Became Uniroyal, now part of Michelin, Germany

Still lost. We have not completely lost hope. Hope remains eternal. A Century of keeping track of this beloved, wondering DOW puppy... [Slump shoulders. Sigh]

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul