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By Maryann N. Weidt
Illustrated by Lydia M. Anderson
A Creative Minds Biography
In 1847, an eighteen-year-old immigrant arrived in New York. He had little in his pockets and no knowledge of English. Yet, by 1874, people throughout the United States knew him as the man who made blue jeans with copper rivets. Even now, Levi Straussis name lives on as a mark of quality and style. Strauss's honesty, integrity, and generosity stand out as clearly as his name.