Interesting article about origin of hamburgers

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2007/01/08 16:47:03 (permalink)

Interesting article about origin of hamburgers

http://www.geography.ccsu.edu/harmonj/atlas/burgers.html

In addition to Louis Lunch, Hamburg NY and Austin TX make legitimate claims to the origin of the hamburger, prior to 1900. Also notable in this article is the origin of the steamed cheeseburger in Central Connecticut.
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    JRPfeff
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    RE: Interesting article about origin of hamburgers 2007/01/08 20:21:05 (permalink)
    Check again, they started in Gary, Indiana.
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    One claim of inventing the Hamburger sandwich comes from Charlie Nagreen of Seymour, Wisconsin. In 1885, he tried selling fried meatballs at the Outagamie County fair, but customers found them hard to eat while walking around the fair, so Nagreen flattened it and made it into a sandwich he called the "hamburger". (Seymour is home to the Hamburger Hall of Fame and the world's largest hamburger, weighing in at 8,266 pounds.

    You can't argue with that.

    Cheers.
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    RE: Interesting article about origin of hamburgers 2007/01/08 21:16:30 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by tamandmik

    http://www.geography.ccsu.edu/harmonj/atlas/burgers.html

    In addition to Louis Lunch, Hamburg NY and Austin TX make legitimate claims to the origin of the hamburger, prior to 1900. Also notable in this article is the origin of the steamed cheeseburger in Central Connecticut.


    Thanks, I enjoyed that article!

    Made me want to hit Ted's for a steamed burger.
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    RE: Interesting article about origin of hamburgers 2007/01/08 22:20:42 (permalink)
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    Wikipedia says

    One claim of inventing the Hamburger sandwich comes from Charlie Nagreen of Seymour, Wisconsin. In 1885, he tried selling fried meatballs at the Outagamie County fair, but customers found them hard to eat while walking around the fair, so Nagreen flattened it and made it into a sandwich he called the "hamburger". (Seymour is home to the Hamburger Hall of Fame and the world's largest hamburger, weighing in at 8,266 pounds.



    That wouldn't even be a snack for a Wisconsin woman.

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    RE: Interesting article about origin of hamburgers 2007/01/09 14:17:14 (permalink)
    I must've missed something.
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    RE: Interesting article about origin of hamburgers 2007/01/09 14:20:41 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by ctfrasier

    I must've missed something.


    Me too
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    RE: Interesting article about origin of hamburgers 2007/01/09 17:35:39 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by JRPfeff

    Check again, they started in Gary, Indiana.

    quote:
    Wikipedia says

    One claim of inventing the Hamburger sandwich comes from Charlie Nagreen of Seymour, Wisconsin. In 1885, he tried selling fried meatballs at the Outagamie County fair, but customers found them hard to eat while walking around the fair, so Nagreen flattened it and made it into a sandwich he called the "hamburger". (Seymour is home to the Hamburger Hall of Fame and the world's largest hamburger, weighing in at 8,266 pounds.

    You can't argue with that.

    Cheers.

    I thought Pizza started in Gary... (heh heh heh)
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