Plenty claim to be Uncle Sam, but few can prove the lineage

An upstate N.Y. butcher known as Uncle Sam is considered the inspiration for the national symbol.

‘One of the surprising things was that the family had this patriotism running through them.’

After lobbying by New Yorkers, Congress officially anointed Samuel ‘Uncle Sam’ Wilson in 1961.

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High lights of the July 4 holiday

Looking like “the rocket’s red glare,” fireworks burst in the air Friday night at the end of Concerts in the Garden sponsored by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The festivities continue Saturday morning and night.

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