Chillicothe celebrates 90th anniversary of sliced bread invention with annual festival

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CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — One of the greatest inventions in history was first sold 90 years ago Saturday.

The Chillicothe Baking Company in Chillicothe, Missouri, first sold sliced bread on July 7, 1928, and it was the best thing since, well, sliced bread.

To celebrate, the city held its annual festival, complete with a French toast breakfast, a 5k race, a parade and, of course, a bread contest.

See all the fun in the video player above.

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