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Wisconsin city claims to be hometown of the hamburger

CREATED Jun. 4, 2013

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SEYMOUR - The world's largest hamburger museum is located right here in Wisconsin. Seymour is located just outside of Green Bay.

The museum is home to more than 1500 pieces of hamburger memorabilia, including anything from Hamburger phones to hamburger teapots and dog treats. Bill Collar is the president of the Seymour Community Historical Society.

"Practically anything that has come out with a hamburger, we have it here in Seymour," he said.

Collar says Seymore claims to be the home of the hamburger. Charlie Nagreen is said to have invented the hamburger in 1885 at the local fair. It started out as meatballs, but fair-goers wanted an easy way to carry their food. So, Nagreen squished the meatball between to pieces of bread and the modern day hamburger was born.

The city also holds the record for the largest hamburger. In 2001 they cooked up a burger weighing over 8,000 pounds. Burger Fest will take place this year on August 10, and there's plenty of other activites happening as well.

Find more information on the museum here.