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Grocery paper bags are not as popular these days as they once were. Most folks choose plastic or their own reusable sacks, but the next time you visit Kroger or "the Krogers" as we Ohioans say, and decide to choose paper over plastic you can thank a Buckeye for the modern paper bag. It would also be hard to imagine the Unknown Comic or crafty pre-school puppets without this great contribution from a Union Civil War veteran.
On June 12, 1883 Charles Stilwell from Fremont OH was granted his patent for the Self-Opening Sack or SOS for short.
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Another great moment in Ohio history brought to you by Gehio.