History of Watkins Products is Published

From: Beard & Associates
Published: Wed Feb 08 2006

Arcadia Publishing has released a history of Watkins as an installment of its popular "Images of America" Series. This edition chronicles Watkins' story in photos, post cards, and advertising art.

J.R. Watkins began his business back in 1868, with the still famous red liniment as his first product. Watkins has grown from a one-man operation to one of the largest direct selling companies in the world today. Innovative concepts such as the "trial mark" and offering a money back guarantee made Watkins a pioneer in the direct selling industry. Many Americans and Canadians remember the "Watkins Man" from years past who made regular door-to-door visits. Today, the products are sold through a variety of channels including home parties, the Internet, and catalog sales. Personal and home care products, gift items, and an award winning line of cooking spices and extracts are all part of the Watkins tradition.

Watkins Incorporated moved to Winona, Minnesota in 1885 and currently has headquarters in a beautiful, majestic Administration Building that was constructed in 1911. The Watkins Museum and Administration Building are popular attractions in Winona, where people visit to reminisce and remember the products they grew up with.

"Images of America: Watkins" reveals the history of the company, the quality products that have made it famous, and the people who have helped Watkins become a household name for over a century. The reader will enjoy experiencing the colorful history of this extraordinary company.

For more information about the new publication "Images of America: Watkins", visit the web site at

Watkins has published a new, full-color product catalog for 2006. To request a copy, visit http://www.yourhomeincome.com/watkins-products.htm and click the "Request Watkins Products Catalog" link.

For More Information Contact:

Eldon Beard

Company: Beard & Associates
Contact Name: Eldon Beard
Contact Email: eldon@yourhomeincome.com
Contact Phone: 409-769-9649

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