Food • No items from franchise's Salt Lake-area birthplace.
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KFC will auction a number of historical artifacts that founder Col. Harland Sanders collected throughout his career although none of the items seem to have a connection with Utah, the birthplace of the fast-food franchise.
The auction items, which until recently were stored in an underground facility in Louisville, Ky., include a Senate proclamation given on Sanders' 90th birthday, the Colonel's personal Boy Scout plaque, a key to the city of St. Louis, an invitation from President Jimmy Carter to attend a 1979 White House reception, and a rare Colonel Sanders weathervane from the 1960s. To see footage of these artifacts, visit http://DigitalNewsRelease.com/?q=KFC_Auction.
Bids will be accepted through Oct. 28. All proceeds will benefit Feeding America and the World Food Programme.
KFC has teamed up with Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, which notably sold one of Sanders' famous white suits last June for $21,510, to help curate and auction items. Potential bidders should visit www.ha.com/kfc to bid on their favorite items and watch the action live.
In 1952, Sanders made a deal with Utah businessman Pete Harman, owner of the Do Drop Inn at 3900 S. State, South Salt Lake, that launched the famed franchise.