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The Early Days of the American Hot Dog

Boner Billy's Hot Dog Truck

One of the many Boner Billy’s Fine Foods & Merchandise delivery vehicles in the early days in San Francisco California. ┬áBoner Billy’s est. 1849 started as a small trading post in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains. The trading post was a favorite stopover for food and supplies as thousands of gold seekers headed to the California gold fields. Boner Billy’s known for it’s large tube steak on a bun is believed to be America’s first Hot Dog. The Big Boner as it was called due to it’s size and named after it’s inventor Boner Billy was very popular. ┬áThe Big Boner was a lifesaver to miners as it was two meals in one and when wrapped in paper stayed fresh for days. A saying was coined around the area at the time. “a nugget of gold and a Big Boner and the world was yours.”

See all the Boner Billy’s vehicles over time from food truck, race cars and even a plane.

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