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Numerous reminders abound in Chillicothe, Missouri, the home of the first sliced bread by machine in 1928.

Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed legislation that certifies every July 7 as “Missouri Sliced Bread Day.”

The effort for the recognition was included in an omnibus bill the governor signed in a wrap-up of approving measures passed during the 2019 Missouri General Assembly session.

Bread was first sliced in Chillicothe in 1928, and it quickly became a rage for housewives across the nation. The city held its annual celebration of fame for being the home of sliced bread with a variety of festival events held over the past weekend.

Rep. Rusty Black, R-Chillicothe, championed the legislation that was included in the bill.

Ray Scherer can be reached at ray.scherer@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter: @SJNPScherer.