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Crumbs from the Cracker Barrel

January 12, 2000

When President Warren G. Harding and his entourage that included Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone camped along Licking Creek at Pecktonville in 1921, Clear Spring baker Clarence Pound delivered his well-known Sunrise Loaf to the campers. One of the drivers for the bakery, Jacob Troupe, recalls that he had 124 stops in Hagerstown, "stores on almost every corner." In addition to selling bread and rolls, Troupe added, "Cookies and cakes on Fridays and Saturdays. We sold a great big cookie for a penny - oatmeal, molasses, sugar, and spice. They were about the size of a coffee saucer."

- The Maryland Cracker Barrel

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