Sweet history of doughnuts

POSTED: 11:24 AM PDT Jun 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jun 02, 2016 

In honor of Friday's National Doughnut Day, take a look at the history of this deep-fried treat.

1934 Chicago World's Fair
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Library of Congress

Levitt's machine was a hit. By 1931, he was making $25 million a year selling the machines, and at the 1934 Chicago's World Fair, doughnuts were called "the food hit of the Century of Progress."


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