Famous folks from Milton
Howard Deering Johnson
The creator of the orange-roofed restaurant/hotel empire had roots in Milton. The first Howard Johnson restaurant opened on Route 1 at Route 28 in Dedham.
Johnson is known as the father of the franchise industry, which offered a person the ability to buy the name.
He lived in Milton, where his home had a freezer with 10 flavors of ice cream stocked.
Pictured are items from the old Howard Johnson's restaurant on Morrissey Boulevard.