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Cook-offs, contests, burgers at long-ago prices -- even a World's Fair reenactment in a parking lot -- are some of the ways retailers will be marking the centennial of the hamburger -- and selling a lot of ground beef.There are a lot of stories about how the hamburger sandwich originated but all of them place the birth of the all-American favorite at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. That's why

Cook-offs, contests, burgers at long-ago prices -- even a World's Fair reenactment in a parking lot -- are some of the ways retailers will be marking the centennial of the hamburger -- and selling a lot of ground beef.

There are a lot of stories about how the hamburger sandwich originated but all of them place the birth of the all-American favorite at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. That's why Springfield, Mo.-based Ramey/Price Cutter has scheduled a fair-like event in one of its

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