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Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post. My intent is to put a smile on your face. Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know. Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.

Caleb was born in Onondaga County, New York back in 1811. He attended the Chittenango polytechnic institute. He worked as a farmer until 1838, he was an active abolitionist. He became the secretary to the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society from 1840 to 1844. He bought the abolitionist newspaper “Albany Patriot” and wrote for it until in 1847 due to failing health he was forced to retire.

After being forced to retire due to his ill health he focused on getting better. He went to a spa and saw a remarkable recovery after taking a “water cure”. Due to his recovery he became an advocate for hydropath. He took training to become a physician and opened a hydropathic institute in Cortland County, New York. He took over “Our Home Hygienic Institute” at Dansville, New York. During his tenure there he removed red meat, coffee, alcohol and tobacco from being permitted on the premises. If you haven’t figured it out by now I’m writing about James Caleb Jackson. He was an advocate for fresh fruits and vegetables. He died in 1895 at 84. However, can you tell me what he will be noted for in the history books? Why he was the inventor of the first dry whole grain breakfast cereal, which he called granula.

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Comments (15)

Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

You don't think of breakfast cereal as an invention ...until now !

Jun 17, 2016 09:21 PM
James Dray

It had to be soaked for a day or two to make it editable.

Jun 17, 2016 09:26 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning James Dray ,

Thank you for this tidbit of history..I have never heard of Caleb but will remember as I like granola!!

Jun 17, 2016 09:23 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Wow, I thought it was someone completely different - thanks James for sharing

Jun 17, 2016 09:26 PM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

He was way beyond the times. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 17, 2016 09:41 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Back to business as usual. No clue, not even a guess! Enjoy your day!

Jun 17, 2016 09:58 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. What a bend his life took. Becoming a physician late in life.

Jun 17, 2016 10:41 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

James Dray So you are telling us that Kellogg was a follower of Caleb Jackson's prescription for a grain diet. As others have stated, that diet is noting new as grains have been a stable diet for so many cultures for thousands of years, yet it is interesting how people seem to go full circle to 'discover' this diet, it seems with each new generation. Thanks for the biography!

Jun 18, 2016 12:07 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello James

Very interesting and I love granola all grain cereals.

Jun 18, 2016 01:39 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I had no idea...healthy diet indeed, and no GMO's to be concerned about in those days.  A

Jun 18, 2016 04:19 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- I have to echo what Sally K. & David L. Hanson said.  Who'd have thought that breakfast cereal had to be invented!  

Jun 18, 2016 07:19 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good evening James,

Did not know of him and still do not like any cereal; even granola!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 18, 2016 09:03 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning James. He live a pretty long time for that era. He certainly practiced what he preached about the foods he consumed.

Jun 18, 2016 08:20 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

That is certainly a big change in his life - from retired in his 30s due to ill health to a physician and living into his 80s because of his turn around in healthy activities and good diet

Jun 18, 2016 09:38 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray as I was scanning through your posts, the name Caleb caught my eye.... not because of the fruits and veggie story, but because that the name of my first great grandson who was born yesterday afternoon!!!  Caleb Ryan is HIS name.... 

Jun 19, 2016 11:09 PM
James Dray

Good deal Barbara.  When can we start to expect pictures

Jun 20, 2016 12:07 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Interesting how James Caleb Jackson found a nutritional and healthy way to personal wellness - fruits, vegetables, and grains. Even though I am not a dry cereal fan, I am well aware I am outnumbered on this. Still remember when cleaning up the breakfast table, soggy cereal left in bowls. Yuck...

Aug 31, 2016 02:11 PM