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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Amedeo Obici (1877-1947)

 
 
Amedeo Obici (1877-1947) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 16, 2009
1. Amedeo Obici (1877-1947) Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 41° 14.109′ N, 75° 54.057′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 632 South Main Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Planters Peanuts Corporate Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 16, 2009
2. Planters Peanuts Corporate Headquarters
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marker. William Camp Gildersleeve (approx. 0.7 miles away); Teedyuscung (approx. ¾ mile away); St. Nicholas R. C. Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Conrad's Young Men's Society (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Catlin (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Durkee (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fred Morgan Kirby (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lyman H. Howe (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .
1. Planters Through The Years. (Submitted on May 18, 2009.)
2. Wikipedia Account of Amedeo Obici. (Submitted on May 18, 2009.)
3. Amedeo Voltejo Obici at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Planters Peanuts Corporate Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 16, 2009
3. Planters Peanuts Corporate Headquarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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