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He was born in Woodhall, Illinois and moved to Iowa when he was young. There, he attended a one-room schoolhouse in the country before the family returned to Illinois. His father worked for the Galeville Separator Company, for which he relocated several times. When his father developed tuberculosis, which happened when Chet Enstrom turned twelve, the family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. To support the family, Chet's mother worked as a house...
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Chet Enstrom, producer of the locally famed Enstrom’s Toffee, talks about his life in the candy and ice cream business, his career in the Colorado State Senate, his volunteerism, and his impressions of Grand Junction, Colorado, his longtime home. The interview was conducted by the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of Mesa County Libraries, the Museums of Western Colorado and the Mesa County Historical Society.
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A business founded by Chet Enstrom in 1965. He began the new business to manufacture and market his almond toffee. Prior to this, he had been a partner in the Jones-Enstrom Ice Cream Company, which did business from 1929 to 1960. After running Enstrom Candies successfully for five years, Chet sold it to his son Emil in 1970, so that he could run for a seat in the Colorado Senate. From there, Enstrom Candies expanded to include stores on the Eastern...
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An ice-cream manufacturing company created by Chet Enstrom and his business partner Harry Jones in 1929. They made ice-cream based on Enstrom's extensive knowledge gained from working for an ice-cream maker in Colorado Springs, and from courses at Iowa State University. Jones retired early. When the new partners started using inferior and cheaper ingredients, Enstrom sold the ice-cream business to Clymer's Diary. This company was also known as...