October 2, 2013

Did You Know. . .

that William Wrigley, Jr. only had $32 in his pocket when he started his new company? He was also given $5000.00 from his uncle to help.  The year was 1891 and the city was Chicago.

that two of the earliest gum products made by Mr. Wrigley was called Lotta Gum and Sweet Sixteen Orange?

that William Wrigley, Jr. actually sent four sticks of gum to everyone noted in the U.S. phone book?  The year was 1915 and he did it to promote his product.  That totaled about 6 million sticks of gum (there were about 1.5 million people listed)!

You can read more of the history here.

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