Was Lincoln a fan of burgers?

When Abraham Lincoln was a 34-year-old lawyer, the first large group of pioneers left Independence, Mo., in wagon trains for Oregon. They often prepared skillet bread on the trail in a dutch oven or spider (frying pan with legs) over a buffalo chip campfire.

A free program at 1 p.m. June 5 in the downstairs auditorium of the Modesto Library, 1500 I St., brings to life the sights and sounds of Lincoln’s day.

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