A couple of days ago someone from Chillicothe, Missouri, checked in to read the story about bread and the greatest thing since. Wow! All the way from Chillicothe, Missouri. The town actually calls itself 'The Home of Sliced Bread' and, as we now know, it is. In the year 2000, according to the census, 8,968 people call Chillicothe home.
Chillicothe is a Shawnee Indian word meaning Big Town Where We Live or Our Big Home. The big chief, so to speak. of the Shawnee Nation could only come from the Chillicothe clan. The Shawnee language apparently had no word for sliced bread and so Chillicothe had to coin that name much later.
Chillicothe is the county seat of Livingston County, Missouri. At the moment of this writing, it's cloudy in Chillicothe and the temperature is 59 degrees. A quick glance through the Constitution-Tribune, Chillicothe's newspaper, tells us that today a Chillicothe man was sentenced to 65 years in prison after being found guilty of multiple drug charges.
It seems that Chillicothe is pretty much like any other town except, of course, for the fact that without it we'd all still be eating sandwiches on bread sliced without rhyme or reason.
We owe you one.