Hot Tamale Louie presentation Saturday in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — Humanities Iowa presenter John Rapson will give a program “Hot Tamale Louie: Telling Stories Without Words” at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Mulberry Center Church in Wilson Brewer Historic Park, Webster City. Zarif Khan as a teenager left his home near the Khyber Pass in Afghanistan and eventually settled in Sheldon, Wyoming, in 1907. The town of 8,000 had blacksmiths, a bicycle shop, two local newspapers, a clairvoyant, coal miners and an opera house. With the arrival of Khan, it had a tamale purveyor. Within years of his arrival, Khan was running a small restaurant, Hot Tamale Louie’s, which sold legendary hamburgers in addition to tamales. The event is free and open to the public.


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