Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Collinsville, IL - Two great attractions!

Collinsville, IL

Horseradish Capital of the World

In 1933, the J. R. Kelly Company started to market horseradish roots in St. Louis. The company relocated to Collinsville in 1974. The company is one of the biggest marketers of horseradish. Each year the company sells over 7 million pounds of horseradish and claims to produce over 85% of the world’s horseradish. Collinsville hosts the annual “International Horseradish Festival”. This event is usually held in June. By the way, this community also has the “Worlds Largest Ketchup Bottle”. Maybe someday, this community will claim to be the “Condiment Capital of the World”!

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