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History: The Romance of Leather and Its Importance to Mankind

Reprinted from the February 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Romance of Leather and Its Importance to Mankind
Reprinted through the courtesy of the Tanners’ Council of America

‘Some of the most important dates in the history of mankind will never be known – the most anyone can do is guess about them. When did people first use fire? When was salt first used? No one knows the answers. Nor does anyone know when mankind first began to make leather – undoubtedly one of the most important things of use in the prehistoric civilizations.’

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