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Chillicothe, Missouri: Home of Sliced Bread

A plaque notes the spot where bread was first sliced by machine on July 7, 1928. In two weeks, the bakery's bread sales had increased by 2000%.

1st St., Chillicothe, MO
A mile north of US Hwy 36 and two blocks east of US Hwy 65/Washington St. A freestanding plaque is on the northwest corner of 1st and Elm Sts; a smaller plaque is affixed to the brick building behind it.
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Sliced bread on the roof.

Home of Sliced Bread

Take some time to drive around the downtown. There's also a Home of sliced bread mural at Webster and Washington street.

[Theroadtraveler, 06/26/2022]
Home of Sliced Bread

If you like the modern marvel of pre-sliced bread, stop here, and consider leaving a couple slices as tribute. There's also a nice mural downtown, across from Donut King.

[Heidi, 10/01/2017]
Missouri Town Claims Glory of Sliced Bread

Sliced bread is the benchmark against which wonderful inventions are measured. Its birthplace was long claimed by Battle Creek, Michigan -- without apparent proof -- but that assertion has now been nullified....

[02/18/2007] Complete News Story

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