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Uncle Sam Was a Real Man

Seriously, he was

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Everyone in America knows who Uncle Sam is, or at least, they should know who he is. He’s the country mascot for lack of better words. And he’s one more thing too.

Real.

A meatpacker in Troy, New York, who fought in the American Revolution, Samuel Wilson later found himself the official meat inspector for the northern army in the War of…

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Noah Nelson

Noah Nelson

UIUC journalism major| Daily Illini Senior Columnist| Author of “Life: A Collection of Short Stories” and “Dana and Me” | Featured Writer on ILLUMINATION (23x).

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