In 1928, The Buffalo Evening News held a four-day cooking school – and 20,000 women attended.
In a promotional piece for advertisers, The News wrote: “For four days these crowds listened to Miss Jessie DeBoth as she instructed them in the arts of cookery and home making …
“Imagine approximately 20,000 women attending a four-day session devoted to cookery! Imagine an auditorium built to seat 3,000 packed with 6,000 women!
“On the closing day it took a whole squad of city police to handle the crowd, and after they had closed the doors before the starting hour, hundreds of women were turned away.”