Ten years ago, while writing a history of Livingston County, Missouri, I stumbled upon an article in the Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune, where I work as the news editor, announcing that sliced bread would go on the market the next day, July 7, 1928. "Chillicothe Baking Co. the first bakers in the world to sell this product to the public," the headline stated. An ad in that same edition listed stores that would sell this new bread. I was floored. Local historians had been unaware of sliced bread's connection to our town, nor had they known about Otto Frederick Rohwedder.