Chico’s Bakery honored for famous Julia’s Pepperoni Rolls

MORGANTOWN — Sam Chico Sr., an ambitious young man, found himself in Morgantown when he decided to open up a bakery and dairy in the 1920s; but it wasn’t an easy road to success.
Chico arrived an immigrant with his mother and siblings. At age 8, he was the bread winner of the family by shining shoes and cutting hair.
Chico attended Penn State and covered tuition costs with the haircuts he performed in his dorm room. After graduating from college, Sam Chico Sr. moved to Morgantown and fell in love with the town and a woman, then married and pursued his own business.

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