02-03 | Eggheads to Thrill Tastebuds at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center April 11

ATHENS — Local lore has it that the hamburger as we know it was invented by an Athens resident, Fletcher (“Old Dave”) Davis, at his Athens cafandeacute; in the 1880s and introduced to the world at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. A reporter for the New York Tribune wrote from the fair of a new sandwich called a hamburger, “the innovation of a food vendor on the pike.” While the food vendor was never named, enough evidence existed that the person was none other than Fletcher Davis of Athens, Texas, that the 80th Texas Legislature adopted a resolution naming Athens as “the Original Home of the Hamburger.”

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