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Byline: Holly Griffin
Aug. 31--Certain kinds are popular on Labor Day weekend.
For people on the go, from tailgaters to picnickers to road warriors, portable coolers are a must-have. Coolers vary in size and shape. Some require ice, while others need an energy source.
The first beverage cooler was built in 1934 by craftsmen at a Middle Amana, Iowa, woolen mill. The cooler was designed at the behest of an Iowa City businessman.
THE BOSTON COOLER
Invented in Detroit, the drink apparently was named for the city's Boston Boulevard, not the Massachusetts metropolis. It is unclear precisely when the Boston …