Sunday, June 30, 2013

Fact of the Day: Uncle Sam

The personification of the United States, Uncle Sam was believed to be based on Samuel Wilson. During the War of 1812, he was appointed to ensure that the quality of meat consumed by the Northern Army during the war was in good-standing and properly packaged and labeled. Some soldiers knew of Wilson and his nickname "Uncle Sam" and his popularity and legend took off from there.  

15 comments:

MEcoy said...

hmm well that's another interesting fact adam

Pilar Domínguez said...

This is a really interesting fact. I have an answer for this name now. Kisses and nice day, Adam:)

Bob Bushell said...

Good ole Uncle Sam.

Kati said...

Very interesting!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Dana said...

I'd never heard this before. Very interesting!

Happy Sunday. ☺

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A very well known name!

Anonymous said...

put a hat on that fact!

Sharon said...

I know a bar named Uncle Sam haha

Aunt Mary said...

Nice to know about uncle Sam :)

Lucy said...

Interesting! Happy sunday! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Naaah I didn't know his story!!
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Buena información!!
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Kay said...

Good gracious! No kidding? I had no idea Uncle Sam was modeled after someone.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Fun bit of trivia. I didn't know!