Caroline Chase

Caroline Lafayette Caruthers Chase arrived in Independence, Texas, in 1859 from Alabama with her husband Daniel, who established the music department at Baylor Female College. When Daniel died in 1875, Caroline moved to Brenham and opened a boarding house where she lived with her three surviving children. She wrote her cookbook at the prodding of many friends who admired the cooking skills that had made her a local celebrity as cook and caterer.

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