Hot dogs hold a special place in the hearts of Americans. The food evokes both the nostalgia of childhood and the taste of summer. While the hot dog is certainly a popular food today, who would have thought a century-old sausage would become such a staple of American independence? Originally invented by German immigrants, the hot dog has been invented, re-invented and eaten by all.

Check out the slideshow above for the history of the hot dog.

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