Potato chips may have been around since the 1820s, but it is thanks to a chef named George Speck that they became popular in America. George worked in a famous restaurant, and he got his name 'Crum' because one of the wealthy diners in his restaurant could not remember George's last name.
September always means apple season here, and there is no greater icon of apple season than John Chapman, more familiarly known as Johnny Appleseed. Unlike the mythical Paul Bunyan, Johnny really did exist and made a contribution to America that we can all appreciate today. Read on to learn some facts about Johnny and grab some freebies! Who was Johnny? Johnny’s early life is actually pretty well documented. We know he was born in 1774 and grew up during the revolutionary war, where his father served in the Continental Army. Before Johnny was two his mother died and his father came home to look after him. He remarried and Johnny…