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A Moment in Monrovia History: Ira Mikell and His Zip BBQ Rub

Ira Mikell (1913-1997) had been a sharecropper near Prentiss, Mississippi, before coming to Monrovia in 1945 with his family. He worked at Herco Steel before becoming a cook at Aerojet-General in Irwindale. He also ran Mikell's BBQ Pit on Huntington Drive and thought to sell his rub in the 1970s. From the Susie Ling collection. See full details here.

For more historic photos and papers, see the Monrovia Historical Society’s complete Legacy Project collection here. Learn more about the Monrovia Historical Society here.

- Brad Haugaard

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