Did You Know #3

By Megan Hudgins-Cunningham

Calumet Baking Powders was opened in 1889 in Edgewater by William Monroe Wright (1851-1931). The double-acting baking powder’s name was taken from a Native American word for the peace pipe. Wright ultimately sold the company in 1929 to General Foods.

[Editor’s note: We have not yet been able to verify that the Calumet Baking Powder Company had a factory in Edgewater.]