Tue March 26, 2013
Inside The World's Only Corn Cob Pipe Factory, Missouri Meerschaum
Our Rachel Lippmann had a story about corn cob pipes on NPR's Morning Edition today - yes, corn cob pipes of the Mark Twain, Frosty the Snowman, Popeye, General MacArthur variety. It turns out, these pipes have a big Missouri connection.
As NPR says:
The Missouri Meerschaum factory in Washington, Mo., is the only place in the world that manufactures corn cob pipes made famous by such historical figures as Mark Twain and General Douglas MacArthur. Sales at the company have grown over the last two years, but that number could have been higher if not for last year's drought.
We wanted to give you even more about this fun and interesting story, so, we present the photo gallery above. We hope the images give an even clearer picture of this unique part of Missouri past and present.