Burger's Birthplace A Texas legislator has proposed a resolution declaring Athens, Texas, the birthplace of the hamburger. Not so fast, says the mayor of New Haven, Conn. He says it's an "established fact" that the American hamburger was invented in his city in 1900. The mayor adds that burgers aren't the only thing people wrongly think is from Texas. He points out George W. Bush was born in Connecticut.
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A Texas legislator has proposed a resolution declaring Athens, Texas, the birthplace of the hamburger. Not so fast, says the mayor of New Haven, Conn. He says it's an "established fact" that the American hamburger was invented in his city in 1900. The mayor adds that burgers aren't the only thing people wrongly think is from Texas. He points out George W. Bush was born in Connecticut.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

A Texas legislator has proposed a resolution declaring Athens, Texas, the birthplace of the hamburger. Not so fast, says the mayor of New Haven, Connecticut. It's established fact, quote, "that the hamburger was invented in his city in 1900." He says it's even documented in the Library of Congress. The mayor says burgers aren't the only thing people wrongly think are from Texas. He points out George W. Bush was born in New Haven, not the Lone Star State.

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