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Uncle Sam Flashback Friday!

On September 7th, 1813, the United States received our nickname, Uncle Sam.   The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812.Wilson (1766-1854) stamped the barrels with “U.S.” for United States, but soldiers began referring […]