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THE STORY OF “THE PEANUT SPECIALIST’’

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Amedeo Obici   (July 15, 1877 – May 22, 1947)

 

In 1906, Italian immigrant Amedeo Obici, along with his
friend and business partner, Mario Peruzzi, founded
Planters Peanut Company in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He
started his career as a bellhop and fruit stand vender
in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Obici later moved to Wilkes-
Barre, opened his own fruit stand, and invested in a
peanut roaster. He turned peddler within a few years,
using a horse and wagon, and calling himself "The
Peanut Specialist". Today, the snack food company
is a division of
Kraft Foods.



A 1917 drawing of the company’s brand icon by artist
Elmer
Cecil Stoner
based upon a contest entry by 14 year old
Antonio Gentile.

 


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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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It was on this day in 1994 the civil war erupted in Rwanda.

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Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, is shown as he
took part in the first successful public demonstration of inter-
city television broadcasting on this day in 1927.

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Henry Ford’s first car was the Quadricycle, seen here with Ford
in 1896.

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It was on this day in 1947.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

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On this day in 1949.

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FOUNDER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1804

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John Deere (February 7, 1804 – May 17, 1886) was born in
Rutland, Vermont.

Entrepreneur John Deere was entrepreneur invented the steel plow and
founded Deere & Company that had a worth of more than $40 billion in
2010. He began working as a blacksmith’s apprentice at age 17.

 

 

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PAST HEADLINE NEWS EVENTS

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Camille Bohannon

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Born in the U.S.A.became Bruce Springsteen’s most commercially
successful album and one of the highest-selling records ever, selling
30 million copies by 2012. It has also been cited by critics as one of
the greatest albums of all time.

 

                     

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BOB FARRELL HAS DIED AT 87

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Robert E. "Bob" Farrell
(1927 – 2015 )

Robert "Bob" Farrell, founder of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour,
died Friday the 14th. He was born in Brooklyn in 1927 and
raised in an orphanage. He served in the Air Force in 1945.

Farrell worked multiple jobs in the food service industry, where
he moved up the ladder as a salesman for Libby Foods, the
once-competitor of Heinz Foods. He opened the first store in
Portland, Ore. in 1963.

Farrell lived in Vancouver, Washington and is survived by his 
wife, Mona, his three daughters and eight grandchildren.

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Recalling the joy he found in Brooklyn ice cream parlours and with the help of his friend Ken McCarthy, he opened the first store in Portland, Ore. in 1963, soon after appearing in the Guinness Book of World Records for building the largest ice cream sundae.

He opened six stores within the next five years and by 1973, the chain had 55 stores, which Farrell sold to the Marriott Corporation.

Farrell remained the spokesperson for the corporation until 2001, when two Orange County entrepreneurs, Michael Fleming and Paul Kramer, decided to give the Farrell’s concept another spin. Fleming oversees eight Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours locations, two in Orange County.

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