Antedating of "hot dog" --1884 in Indiana

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Jun 23 21:08:28 UTC 2013

Wow, a fantastic find and in an uncountable form!

Could this be related to eating dog tails?

I suspect these are in jest, but that doesn't make them less likely an ultimate source. Also, it seems that cropping dog's tails was in fashion around that time, which may have fed the fire.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Jun 23, 2013, at 1:26 PM, sclements at NEO.RR.COM wrote:

> Adding pertinent information--this story was from a Minneapolis MN correspondent.
> sc
> ---- sclements at NEO.RR.COM wrote:
>> At least, I think this is earlier than Fred's recent finds.  Again, using my new subscription to Genealogy Bank.
>> _Evansville Courier and Press_ (Evansville IN) 14 September 1884 p.2 col.4
>> "Even the innocent "wienerworst" man will be barred from dispensing "hot dog" on the street corner."
>> Sam Clements

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