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The exact history of cotton candy is uncertain, but the invention of machine-spun cotton candy is credited to William Morrison and John C. Wharton, who invented it in 1897 and introduced it under the name "Fairy Floss" at the 1904 World's Fair.

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Cotton candy is a form of spun sugar. According to the New York Times, the confection "is ... Machine-spun cotton candy was invented in 1897 by the dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton and first introduced to a wide  ...

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Machine-spun cotton candy was introduced in 1897 by William Morrison and John C. Warton. The two Tennessee candy-makers invented the world's first cotton ...

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May 24, 2012 ... A dentist invented cotton candy. We swear we're not making that up. The year? 1897. The place? Nashville, Tennessee. Dentist William ...

www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/07/the-sticky-sweet-history-of-cotton-candy

Jul 15, 2016 ... Perversely enough, cotton candy was invented by dentist William Morrison, with the help of confectioner John C. Wharton. Together, in 1897 ...

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The Invention of Cotton Candy. Cotton candy is a soft confection that look like a fluffy mass of cotton (but there is no cotton in cotton candy).

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Cotton candy is a popular food at carnivals, amusement parks, fairgrounds or circuses. Its fibrous texture makes it unique among sugar confectioneries.

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Who Invented Cotton Candy - History of the Cotton Candy.

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William J. Morrison (1860-1926): co-inventor of the cotton candy machine. ... In 1897, he and John C. Wharton (a fellow Nashville candy maker) conceived and ...

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May 28, 2015 ... Cotton candy is basically sugar, air, and a touch of food coloring. ... named John C. Wharton partnered with an amateur inventor named William ...