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Burgers on July 4? Not for the founding fathers

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A roaring grill and an icy brew are almost as integral to July Fourth as fireworks. But today's burgers and beers affairs bear little resemblance to the buffet served during our nation's first Independence Day. America declared itself a sovereign nation with the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Celebrations followed almost immediately, but on the first anniversary —...

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