The famous Quonset hut which PH's founding fathers bought at a government surplus auction has been permanently preserved, it was disclosed this week.
Originally purchased for $3.28, the hut has been through a tumultuous life.
Although little is known about its use during World War II, the very high
neutrino levels in the structure make some historians feel that it may have
been used in connection with the original Atomic Bomb testing in 1945. After
several property sales, the hut ended up in a run down section of San Jose,
where it was apparently used by street gangs..
graffiti covered building was discovered by a sharp-eyed scrap dealer in
1998 and was auctioned on Ebay where it ended up being sold to a small
travel agency that planned to use the hut as a shelter for planned gambling
vacations in the Falkland Islands. When financing for the venture fell
through, PH was able to buy the dilapidated shed back for four
It has been sitting idle in a storage facility in Santa
Clara since 1999, but now will have a permanent home. In light of its
historical significance to the company, CEO Karla Fidora has allowed the
fully refurbished hut to be installed in her back yard to house pesticides
and gardening supplies. "Every time Raul, our game warden, sprays for roof
rats and tarantulas, I can feel the vibrant spirit that began in that ugly
little hut", she explained.