Mr. Peanut Historical

Mr. Peanut Historical (HM1VLB)

Location: Suffolk, VA 23434
Country: United States of America

N 36° 43.568', W 76° 35.022'

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Planters Nut and Chocolate Company, based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, established a peanut processing factory in Suffolk in 1913. Amedeo Obici, the company's co-founder, moved to Suffolk and in 1916 sponsored a contest to develop a mascot for Planters. Antonio Gentile, an Italian-American schoolboy who lived with his family in this Hall Place neighborhood, submitted the winning drawing, a peanut with arms, legs, and a cane labeled "Mr. P. Nut Planter." The character, refined by a commercial artist, began appearing in advertisements by 1917. Mr. Peanut is among the most widely recognized advertising icons in the United States.
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 9:03am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 358579 N 4065661
Decimal Degrees36.72613333, -76.58370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 43.568', W 76° 35.022'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 43' 34.08" N, 76° 35' 1.32" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 Hall Ave, Suffolk VA 23434, US
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