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Quaker Oats photograph
Description: Caption reads: "Quaker Oats." The American Cereal Company was founded in 1891. While its corporate offices were eventually located in Chicago, Illinois, the primary manufacturing center for its cereals was in Akron, Ohio. The company's main product was oats used in cereal. American Cereal Company sold the oats with a picture of a Quaker on the packaging. In 1901, as the American Cereal Company began producing additional products, a parent company was formed, known as Quaker Oats. By the early 1900s, Quaker Oats had become the largest cereal manufacturer in the world. During the twentieth century, Quaker Oats has diversified its products beyond its original oats. In 2001, Quaker Oats became a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., the manufacturer of Pepsi soft drinks. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B01F06_017
Subjects: Business and Labor; Factories; Industries--Ohio--Akron; Quaker Oats Company; National Register of Historic Places
Places: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)