WHAT'S SHAKIN' IN IOWA

The Traer Salt & Pepper Shaker Gallery has been feature in countless newspapers, magazines, TV features, blogs and travel websites. Here are some highlights.

2005 Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff - "More shakers than you can shake a stick at." >Purchase Book

IOWA CURIOSITIES

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1992 Ruth wins salt and pepper shaker contest with The National Enquirer. >Read more

NATIONAL ENQUIRER

1984 Waterloo Courier - feature article. >Read more

LOTS OF SPICE IN HER LIFE

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2007 Waterloo Courier - Ruth Rasmussen of Traer amassed an impressive collection of salt and pepper shakers. The Traer City Council recently agreed to help purchase the entire set, and the Traer Community Betterment organization plans to turn the collection into a tourist attraction. >Read more

SHAKING THINGS UP

2012 Chicago Tribune - It all began with a trip to the Brookfield Zoo. As she was getting ready to leave, Ruth Rasmussen eyed a salt and pepper shaker set, shaped like coffeepots, but with a bear and the zoo's name embossed on the front. >Read more

SPRINKLED BY HISTORY

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1992 Ruth and her collection are selected for a documentary >Read more

PEOPLE'S STUFF TV SHOW

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1987 Ruth's collection finds it's way to page 258 of the 1987 edition of The Guiness Book of World Records. >Read more

GUINESS WORLD RECORDS

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2016 Des Moines Register - 8 Hidden Treasures You Can Only Find in Iowa.

HIDDEN IOWA TREASURES

Midwest’s largest collection of salt and pepper shakers with 16,000 sets and growing. Featuring kissers, nodders, huggers, hangers, nesters, miniatures, condiments, naughty shakers and more. >Read more

TRAVEL IOWA

2012 RoadsideAmerica.com - The farm town of Traer, known until now only for its odd outdoor "winding staircase" in the middle of a downtown sidewalk, has unveiled what it claims is the second largest salt and pepper shaker collection in the world. >Read more

ROADSIDE AMERICA

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1979 These Things We Treasure - "Pass the salt and pepper, please." When that request is voiced at the Rasmussen home in Traer, Iowa, watch out! >Read more

COLLECTOR'S NEWS

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1983 Ramblin' with Rasdal. If antique collectors are the salt of the earth then salt and pepper shaker collectors must be the pepper. >Read more

SALT & PEPPER, ANYONE?

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