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The January meeting of the Honeoye Falls/Mendon Historical Society will feature Christopher (Chris) Carosa, author of Hamburger Dreams. Chris’ talk is entitled “Who Sold The First Hamburger. Solving the Cold Case Located Between Two Warm Buns”.

Mr. Carosa is an award winning writer, author and researcher.  A captivating speaker, he is the publisher of the Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel and is the President of Carosa-Stanton Asset Management. He is Chairman of the Board of the Bullfinch Fund. He currently serves as President of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and is a Director of the New York State Press Association.

Chris will, within the bounds of the available time, address some, or all, of the following pressing topics:

  • What really happened to the lost continent of Atlantis?
  • How did the ancient Greeks possess the technology to create the Antikythera mechanism and what did they use it for?
  • Why did hundreds of people suddenly start dancing in the streets of Stratsbourg during July, 1518 and then, just as suddenly, die?
  • Who was Jack the Ripper?
  • And, finally, where did Amelia Earhart end up?

After addressing these questions, Chris will come to the ultimate mystery. It’s the mystery behind something that has touched us all and will continue to touch future generations. It is the mystery behind a trillion-dollar industry. It is the mystery behind something so simple, so common, so obvious that no one bothered to write it down. It is, the birth of the world’s first hamburger. Did the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis really inaugurate the “hamburger sandwich”?

Come join us for what promises to be an enlightening and entertaining program!

The Meeting will be held at 7:30 on January 2nd at the Mendon Community Center, 167 North Main Street in Honeoye Falls.  This facility is handicapped accessible. The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 624-5655.

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