Chapstick Was Invented In The Charming Town Of Lynchburg, Virginia In The 1800s
Chapstick is perhaps one of the most widely recognized household names in the U.S. In fact, it’s one of those brand names whose name is synonymous with the actual product. “Do you carry Chapstick?” is essentially the same question as “Do you carry any lip balm?” Few people realize that Chapstick was actually invented right here in Virginia. Despite the product’s unconventional beginning, we owe a lot to Dr. Charles Browne Fleet and the town of Lynchburg for pioneering this product.
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For more information on the history, you can click here. Did you realize that Chapstick was invented in Lynchburg, Virginia? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! For related content, be sure to check out this list of famous inventions from Virginia.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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