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A toast to the birthplace of sliced bread

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David White KCUR 89.3 / Images Courtesy of Catherine Stortz Ripley / The Rohwedder Family Collection / Sliced Bread Innovation Center
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Prior to 1928, if you wanted sliced bread, you had to cut it yourself. Until two entrepreneurs in Chillicothe, Missouri, changed history.

Chillicothe, Missouri, has an unusual claim to fame: It’s the town where sliced bread first debuted back in 1928. But despite being less than a century old, the origin of this revolutionary pantry staple was almost lost to history. A treat from the KCUR Studios podcast A People’s History of Kansas City. Plus: A preview of Hungry For MO’s upcoming second season!

New episodes of Hungry For MO start on November 30. Until then, we recommend listening to more stories from A People's History of Kansas City.

Read more about how a Missouri town almost forgot it invented the greatest thing in the world from KCUR's Suzanne Hogan.

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