Was there really an Aunt Jemima?

There was a woman who acted as Aunt Jemima Nancy Green, of Montgomery County, Kentucky.

This cook for a judge’s family in Chicago was lured by executives of the Davis Milling Company to promote the pancake mix at Chicago’s World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.

She had served 1 million pancakes by the time the fair was over.

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