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In Their Own Words

May 31, 1801

Tasting Cucumbers

Reuben King made a brief entry in his journal about trying a new (to him) food:

“Sunday 31 I had the curiosity to eat of cucumbers”

Source: Virginia Steele Wood and Ralph Van Wood, ed. The Reuben King Journal, 1800-1806. Savannah, Georgia, The Georgia Historical Society, 1971, p. 26.