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December 7, 2013

Mr. Peanut goes to the Smithsonian


The Planters Peanut Company was founded in 1906
by 29-year-old Amedeo Obici, an immigrant who had left his hometown of Oderzo, 40 miles northeast of Venice, when he was just 11 years old to join his uncle in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He worked at a cigar factory making 80 cents a week while he learned English going to night school. A year later he moved to Wilkes-Barre where he worked at a fruit stand that also sold roasted peanuts.The History Blog

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 7, 2013 5:32 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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