Well my little Ithaca made Google. Celebrating the birthplace of "the" sundae, Google symbolized the birth of the sundae 119 years ago in Ithaca, New York on their homepage. Ithaca being the definite article, and not some poser wanna be like Two Rivers, Wisconsin which has also made the claim.
So me being an Ithaca Attorney ask "So how does anyone really know anything?"
Why it's in the proof of course. Can we prove it? How can be we prove it? My home was built in 1889. Just three years before the birth of the Sundae in 1892. How do I know my home was built in 1889? Because I looked up the original paperwork, at the local Courthouse, and the documents are from 1889.
How do we know that the sundae was born here in 1892? Because there is an Ithaca newspaper advertisement for the sundae showing a picture of a cherry sundae in all it's glory.
It's called documentation folks in Wisconsin, look it up!
link to copy of sundae newspaper ad:
Lawrence (Larry) Newman, D.C., J.D.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Attorney and Counselor at Law
504 North Aurora Street
Ithaca, NY 14850