Did you know the wooden pencil was invented by Massachusetts cabinet-maker William Monroe in 1812? Red Cedar and then Incense-Cedar are the woods mostly used for the pencil as we know it today. To read more about the (fascinating, I think!) history of pencils, read here. Do you have a favorite pencil? Mine is the black Ticonderoga.
Inspired by Cee's black and white challenge: anything made from wood.