WASHINGTON — Today, Senator Mike Braun and Congressman André Carson (IN-07) are honoring the 100th Anniversary of the creation of Wonder Bread at Taggart Baking Company in Indianapolis by introducing a joint resolution.
Taggart Baking Company of Indianapolis, Indiana, began producing Wonder Bread on May 21, 1921.
“Created by Hoosier immigrants, brothers Alexander and Joseph Taggart, and Alexander’s son, Alexander Jr., Wonder Bread became a staple in American homes, cafeterias, and restaurants. Their ‘soft’ bread was a phenomenon that led their company to become the largest bread bakery in Indiana. These immigrants’ innovation transformed the bread industry and are deserving of this recognition on the 100th anniversary.” – Senator Mike Braun
“Indianapolis has long been a haven for hard-working entrepreneurs with big ideas – from Madam C.J. Walker to the current generation of visionaries. I am honored to join Senator Braun in celebrating that legacy through our resolution commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the creation of Wonder Bread. This legendary product has become an American icon, and the Hoosiers who created it deserve a great deal of recognition.” – Congressman André Carson
Wonder Bread was founded in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1905 by brothers Alexander and Joseph Taggart, and Alexander’s son, Alexander Jr.. Made popular after World War II, their “soft” bread led many people in United States to switch from baking bread at home to buying Wonder Bread due to convenience and affordability. Wonder Bread has transformed and been purchased by multiple companies over the years, but it will always be a product that is iconic to our state and connected to Indianapolis.
Read the resolution.
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