Hammond's Candies: History Handmade in Denver

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In 1920, Carl T. Hammond founded his company with a commitment to quality. He single-handedly developed recipes, sold candy and handled everything else required to run the small operation. Nearly a century after that humble beginning, Hammond's Candies still clings to that original vision, creating prized confections by hand. The Mitchell Sweet, first introduced in the 1930s, is still a top seller, and visitors touring the factory can view the original machinery being used in production. Author Corky Thompson traces the history and growth of this family-owned company from 1920 until its sale at the end of the twentieth century and follows its transition under new ownership to the present time.
ISBN: 9781626197169
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Colorado
Series: American Palate
Images: 81
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Mary "Corky" Treacy Thompson embarked on her third career when she wrote her first book in 2013. A stay-at-home mom and volunteer, she then followed a professional path as the alumnae director of her alma mater and as the executive director of the Westchester Association of Insurance and Financial Professionals. In 2003, Corky and her husband moved to Colorado, where she is a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and a mentor in the Making Choices program at the Denver Women's Correctional Facility.
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