Tag: history

Israel Putnam

April 20, 2023 Pictured is a statue sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington which is located at Putnam Memorial State Park in Connecticut. In 1969 at age 93, the sculptress donated the equestrian statue of General Israel Putnam which is situated at the entrance to… Continue Reading “Israel Putnam”


April 13, 2023 Legend has it… Frank ‘Rocky’ Fiegel was born in Poland on January 27, 1868. He emigrated with his family to America where in 1887 he joined the Navy. When Popeye’s creator met him, Rocky was a retired sailor contracted by Wiebusch’s… Continue Reading “Popeye”

History’s biggest smart ass?

March 23, 2023 (Facebook) Triboulet, a notorious jester for Louis XII and Francis I once slapped the king on the buttwhich greatly angered the king, but then was given the chance to be forgiven if he could thinkof something clever. He said “I’m so… Continue Reading “History’s biggest smart ass?”

Johnny Appleseed

March 9, 2023 (internet image) Johnny Appleseed real name: John Chapmanborn: September 26, 1774died: March 18?,1845 ~ American missionary nurseryman of the North American frontier who helped prepare the way for 19th-century pioneers by supplying apple-tree nursery stock throughout the Midwest.~ was a genuine and dedicated professional nurseryman who… Continue Reading “Johnny Appleseed”

Mercy Otis Warren

March 2, 2023 (internet image) ~ born September 1728 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to James Otis and Mary Allyne~ one of thirteen children, not uncommon for the time period~ she had an intense interest in learning…a local minister saw this and provided her with… Continue Reading “Mercy Otis Warren”

peanut butter bars

February 23, 2023 (facebook) Created in Lufkin, Texas, during the depression, Mabel Atkinson’s candies sold for just a penny, because, as her husband said, everybody had a penny. The recipe hasn’t changed in 84 years. “It all began in 1932 when B.E. and Mabel… Continue Reading “peanut butter bars”

Aunt Jemima

February 16, 2023 “Nancy Green (1834-1923), a former slave from Mt. Sterling, KY, moved to Chicago after the Civil War, where she went on to become one of the first African American models employed by an American company to promote a product.”~ appalachianhistory.net ~… Continue Reading “Aunt Jemima”