Mark Twain Corn Cob Pipe with bent mouthpiece made by local Missouri artists

July 9, 1878

On this day, Henry Tibbe of Washington, Missouri patented an improved corncob pipe.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.