In 1928, flush with the proceeds from a successful bootlegging operation, Dr. Joshua W. Fraser opened the first Data Nerds dispensary in Sherwood Parkville, Alberta. Dr. Fraser’s store offered the townspeople piping hot servings of fresh data 7 days a week. The small community quickly developed a taste for his homestyle recipe data and the business grew quickly.
The general strike of 1934 brought a complete halt in production. Faced with having to shut his doors for lack of supply, Dr. Fraser bought 80 acres of adjacent farmland and, having borrowed every penny he could, built his first data factory.