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MO Made: How Chillicothe became ‘The Home of Sliced Bread’



Whether it’s in the form of toast or a peanut butter sandwich, sliced bread is an integral part of the American diet.

Ninety years ago Saturday, the first machine-sliced bread was sold in Chillicothe.

Residents of Chillicothe have embraced the city’s status as “The Home of Sliced Bread,” and state Rep. Rusty Black of Chillicothe even sponsored a bill this year trying to establish July 7 as Missouri Sliced Bread Day.

The bill passed the House, but in the Senate it failed the make the cut.


MO Made is a series exploring the origins of popular creations that have roots in Missouri.

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