Spam: It's evil, wicked and nasty. It's been legislated against and filtered out, its senders have been banned and busted, and it still keeps on coming. With its evil sidekicks -- spyware and viruses -- spam is the bane and blight of the internet.

But in Austin, Minnesota, also known as Spamtown USA, Spam rules.

Austin is where George A. Hormel started his meat-processing empire in 1891, and where Spam, the canned meat product, was invented in 1937. The centerpiece of the town is Hormel's Spam Museum.

A Tribute to Spam, the Meat


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