2007 - 2008 LEGISLATURE
January 30, 2007 - Introduced by Representative Nelson, cosponsored by Senator
Cowles. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR12,1,1 1Relating to: Seymour, Wisconsin, as the home of the hamburger.
AJR12,1,22 Whereas, Seymour, Wisconsin, is the rightful home of the hamburger; and
AJR12,1,43 Whereas, other accounts of the origination of the hamburger trace back only so
4far as the late 1880s, while Seymour's claim can be traced to 1885; and
AJR12,1,65 Whereas, Charles Nagreen, also known as Hamburger Charlie, of Seymour,
6Wisconsin, began calling ground beef patties in a bun "hamburgers" in 1885; and
AJR12,1,97 Whereas, Hamburger Charlie first sold his world-famous hamburgers at age
815 at the first Seymour fair in 1885, and later at the Brown and Outagamie county
9fairs; and
AJR12,1,1110 Whereas, Hamburger Charlie employed as many as eight people at his famous
11hamburger tent, selling 150 pounds of hamburgers on some days; and
AJR12,1,1312 Whereas, the hamburger has since become an American classic, enjoyed by
13families at restaurants and backyard grills alike; now, therefore, be it
1Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the
2Wisconsin legislature declare Seymour, Wisconsin, the Original Home of the
AJR12,2,44 (End)