The tasty snack food we know as pretzels had its origin in southern Europe about 610 AD. These dough treats were given to the children as rewards for learning their prayers, the familiar shape represents arms crossed over the chest in prayer. The first American pretzel bakery was founded by Julius Sturgis 1861. His descendants continued the pretzel baking tradition when in 1946 Marriott D. “Tom” Sturgis, grandson of Julius, founded the Tom Sturgis Pretzel Company after spending years learning pretzel baking from family members. Marriott’s son and Tom’s son, Bruce have joined, making five generations of pretzel baking for the Sturgis family.
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