Amedeo Obici: The Italian American Peanut King

“Everyone has a nickel.” That realization was what led Amedeo Obici to create a lasting empire. Obici came to the United States from Oderzo, Italy, in 1889 at the age of 10. Originally planning to go to Scranton, Pennsylvania to join relatives, a mix-up en route from Brooklyn led him to Wilkes-Barre, where he was…