Sliced Bread Day in Chillicothe

Chillicothe, the home of sliced bread, hosted a day-long event that celebrated the invention.

Posted: Jul 7, 2018 4:29 PM

CHILLICOTHE, MO

Saturday marked the 90 year anniversary of the invention of sliced bread. Chillicothe, the home of sliced bread, hosted a day-long event that celebrated the invention.

On July 7, 1928, the Chillicothe Baking Company became the first commercial bakery in the world to sell bread that was sliced with a machine. In honor of that, a full day of festivities filled downtown.

The day began with a french toast breakfast and 5k run. The rest of the activities included a parade, bread contest, bluegrass festival, and evening fireworks.

For organizers and the people of Chillicothe, this event was a great way to celebrate this slice of Missouri history. 

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