Harry M. Stevens Credited for Creation of the Hot Dog

on February 29, 2004

The state credits Harry M. Stevens of Niles (pop. 21,128) as being the first person to think of wrapping up a frankfurter in a piece of bread-later a roll-and calling it a hot dog. It is said he coined the name after seeing a caricature of a frankfurter made to look like a dachshund in the New York Daily Times in 1900.

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