Franklin County Historical Association
Notice of Upcoming Meeting:
On Monday, September 4 (Labor Day), at 7 P.M., we are meeting at the Masonic Lodge, 219 South Service Road (south side of Interstate 30 near Burger King ), Mt. Vernon. Everyone is welcome. Bring your favorite dish for the potluck dinner at 7 P.M. and stay for the program, presented by Professor Paul Benson, "The Man Who Invented Breakfast Food."
A "nutty" narrative about how breakfast food came into existence, the program will infrom and entertain. The birth biography of this uniquely American phenomenon is a most unlikely story of colorful characters and crazy coincidences. For example, what are the connections between breakfast food, Jell-O and the end of the world? How did Teddy Roosevelt accidently create America's most famous advertising tagline? What does Abraham Lincoln have to do with Grape Nuts? And what well known Seventh Day Adventist coined the term granola? These and many more puzzles will be probed to more properly appreciate the "mother" of all American food traditions.