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American Chicle Company Chewing Gum History

The story of the American Chicle Company and chewing gum history begins in 1869 on a chance encounter between Rudolph Napegy the exiled former secretary to Mexican president General Santa Anna and New York inventor Thomas Adams. Seeking a new life in the United States, Napegy brought samples of a rubbery fluid extract from several indigenous Mexican trees known as chicle to New York hoping to find... Read more »