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Wieboldt’s was a chain of department stores founded in Chicago, Illinois. Its first storefront was opened by William Wieboldt in 1883. This location’s success led to a number of other locations opening throughout the 19th and 20th centuries in the Chicago area. The chain was one of many department stores in the country that sponsored The Cinnamon Bear radio program during the holiday season. The Cinnamon Bear began in 1937 as a children’s radio show centered on the adventures of a toy bear named Paddy O’Cinnamon before moving to a television format in the 1950s.
Arlington Heights Herald. (1962, August 16). Wieboldt’s Randhurst Store Eleventh in Company’s History. Newspapers. Retrieved January 8, 2024, from https://www.newspapers.com/image/71992947/?match=1
Dattilo, E. (n.d.). A Bear, A Star and the Great Depression: A Christmas Story | McHenry County Historical Society and Museum. https://mchenrycountyhistory.org/bear-star-and-great-depression%3A-christmas-story