Presented by Ed Link, Historian
Free to Kendall students and faculty with ID.
Vincent Clarence Price was born in Troy, New York on December 11, 1832. He moved to Waukegan, IL around 1860. He promoted the use of baking powder and joined with a local banker to manufacture and distribute it. The company sold many products in addition to baking powder. After selling off the business Dr. Price opened the Price Flavoring Extract Co. again with a wide range of food products. He also began the Price Cereal Food Co and Pan Confection Co. Dr. Price died on July 12, 1914.
Ed Link was raised in North Chicago and educated in its schools. Following graduation from SIU-C, he served in the U.S. Army, spending one year in Korea. After his discharge, he began a career in marketing research.
Upon retirement, Ed became involved with the Waukegan Historical Society. While there he has authored two books, numerous monographs and over 50 articles for the Society’s newsletter. He continues doing local area research, along with his hobbies of western Americana, movies and baseball.
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