Amedeo Obici (1877-1947)
Posted by: unimoggers
N 41° 14.109 W 075° 54.057
18T E 424498 N 4565252
Quick Description: The founder of Planters Peanuts, this is where the headquarters were for nearly 40 years.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/7/2007 6:04:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM2BJK
Founded Planters Peanut Company in 1906 with fellow Italian immigrant Mario Peruzzi. Arriving in America at twelve, speaking no English, Obici worked at a local fruit store before opening his own peanut cart. An entrepreneur, he invented new peanut production methods. Planters grew into one of the most widely distributed peanut brands; its Mr. Peanut trademark is universally recognized. Corporate headquarters was located here, 1925-1961.
The PHMC lists this marker as Roadside, but I would have to call it City.
Marker Name: Amedeo Obici (1877-1947)
Date Dedicated: 09/22/2007
Marker Type: Roadside
Location: 632 S Main St., Wilkes-Barre
Category: Business & Industry, Entrepreneurs, Ethnic & Immigration, Professions & Vocations
Website: Not listed
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