By Mary Giorgio
We all have memories of taking a bite of juicy Kentucky Fried Chicken. It’s become an iconic part of American food culture. Most people think that KFC’s founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, was a native of Kentucky. However, he was a born and bred Hoosier.
Sanders was born on September 9, 1890, in Henryville, Indiana. His father died when he was just six years old. To help provide for his siblings, Sanders took his first job at the age of ten as a local farmhand.