They made pipes for Mark Twain and General MacArthur
On this episode of Trip to the Lou, we puff along at the Meerschaum Corncob Pipe Factory in Washington, MO. The company was founded in 1869 when Dutch-American woodworker Henry Tibbe began producing corncob pipes and selling them in his shop. The pipes were likened to meerschaum (German; meaning “sea foam”) and subsequently named the company Missouri Meerschaum. It is the only corncob pipe factory in the United States and one of two in the world. Listen as we go behind the smoke screen.
You can hear all that and more on this episode of Trip to the Lou!
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