In 1890, Harland Sanders entered the world in Henryville, Indiana. Sadly, at the age of 6, his father passed away and eventually his mother remarried. The new stepfather though was less than keen on raising Harland and by the age of 12, Harland was fending for himself. He went to a farm to work while also trying to attend school, but just as he was starting 7th grade, he dropped out as it was too much to try and do both. Over the years he jumped from job to job doing a mix of being a streetcar conductor, railroad fireman, midwife, steamboat operator, and even attempting to go back to school to study law. Due to his rather reckless behaviour and tendencies to get into fights, he was let go from many of these employers. He even served in the army when he was 16 in 1906 and went to Cuba for 6 months but was quickly honourably discharged, most likely because he lied about his age.
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