Missouri Meerschaum

9:49 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Inside The World's Only Corn Cob Pipe Factory, Missouri Meerschaum

Having been dried, shaped and plastered, pipes await the finishing touch at the Missouri Meerschaum Co. Located in Washington, Mo. it's the world's only mass manufacturer of authentic corn cob pipes.
(Sean Sandefur/St. Louis Public Radio)

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:

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