1933 Beef Jerky, Bakersfield, CA
1933 Beef Jerky, Bakersfield, CA
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The History of 1933 Jerky

With every new order will come a new story of the history of 1933 jerky. 

Story #2

After World War two ended, on June 23, 1948, East Germany with the help of the Soviet Union started construction of the Berlin Wall and the Cold War officially began. For the next 45 years a global tension was felt between the United States and the Soviet Union. During this dark time in history, soldiers of the Soviet Union and the United States did not do battle directly but instead, the two superpowers continually antagonized each other through political maneuvering, military coalitions, espionage, propaganda, arms buildups, economic aid, and proxy wars between other nations.

During the U.S. occupation of Europe after the war American Soldiers were given emergency rations of 1933 jerky to keep them strong and focused. During these difficult years in Europe several large supplies of 1933 jerky were captured by the Soviets and taken all the way to the Kremlin. History becomes very unclear at this point, but it is rumored that 1933 jerky became a secret obsession shared by all of the Soviet leaders from Stalin to Gorbachev.

As supplies run low in the late 1980’s, and with countless failed attempts by Soviet scientists to copy the recipe, the Soviet were left with few options other than to tear down the Berlin Wall and begin trading goods with the United States in order to maintain a supply of 1933 jerky. With the Wall gone and 1933 jerky flowing into Europe and the Soviet Union the world saw a new time of peace and prosperity.



Story #3

For many years 1933 jerky was made privately for personal consumption by several families that possessed the recipe. Sometime after the turn of the 20th century one of the families went against the other families and decided to share this highly coveted recipe with the world and began manufacturing and selling it for a profit. The elders of the other families believed this would certainly lead to disaster because the world just wasn’t ready for flavor like 1933 jerky yet, and urged them to stop this madness.

Blinded by profit, and the overwhelming demand for the jerky, this family continued to make and sell the jerky which often found its way into bars all across America. Soon all of America was caught up in eating 1933 jerky while drinking alcohol. By 1918, American law makers know that they would have to stop this reckless behavior. The addiction to 1933 jerky was clearly causing the problem, but how could they stop American’s from eating jerky?

Left with no other options, they were forced to ban alcohol across America. And a sad time in American history was born with the passing of the 18th amendment to our Constitution, prohibiting the sale of alcohol, thereby curbing the consumption of 1933 jerky and stopping the moral decline.  



Story #4

Hatfield–McCoy (jerky) feud

The Hatfield–McCoy feud as some papers at the time called it, involved two rural families of the West Virginia–Kentucky area in the years 1863-1891. More than a century later, the feud has become synonymous with the perils of family honor, justice, and revenge. Many people believe the feud started with the death of Asa Harmon McCoy as he returned home from the civil war, murdered by a group of Confederate Home Guards called the Logan Wildcats. It was widely believed that Jim Vance, a Hatfield family member and a member of the Wildcats was the murderer.

Unknown to many the feud actually started many years earlier. Both families had also been involved in the manufacturing and selling of illegal moonshine, and because they lived so close to each other many of the moonshine recipes where shared between the family’s. Along with the moonshine recipes the families also developed even more profitable recipes for beef jerky that was sold with the moonshine. At some point one of the families claimed ownership of the jerky recipes and the feud began, but because they were both engaged in the illegal manufacture of moonshine the feud was never made public. It was only after the Murder of Asa Harmon McCoy that the feud became public. To this day we still don’t know why Asa was murdered, maybe Vance beloved Asa was carrying the jerky recipes on him to hide in another secret location. Who knows, but what is known is that in the feud the jerky recipes were lost to the world for many years.