Monthly Archives: February 2014

C.W. Post

Charles W. Post, who invented corn flakes and made a fortune from breakfast cereal, was a Sangamon County native. He left Springfield following a nervous breakdown caused by the failure of a farm equipment manufacturer in which Post was a … Continue reading

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Illinois Agricultural Works

The Illinois Agricultural Works, founded in 1882, had a farm implement plant at 10th and South streets for a few years. However, it is most notable because of its status as an early, failed business venture of the later cereal … Continue reading

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