Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Interesting Alabama Place Names--T-U-V!

Tanner Williams, Tarentum (surely named after the birthplace of Archytus), Texas, Texasville (surprisingly, everything is normal size in both places), Three Notch, Tibbie, Titus, Toney, Town Creek, Trickem (there IS some controversy over that name, although nothing worth breaking out the firearms over), Troy, Tumbleton, Tunnel Springs, Twin (must not been able to spell Didymus), Uchee, Uriah (probably NOT named for either the musical nor the literary Heep versions, nor the Hittite version), Valhermoso Springs, Vidette, Vina, Vinegar Bend.

Interesting, that last one, in that it was the birthplace of one Wilmer David "Vinegar Bend" Mizell. Mizell started pitching with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1948 as a free agent and stayed there until 1960, then was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a couple of years, helping the Pirates get to the 1960 World Series, before winding up with the Mets for a few months. He then served in Congress from 1968 to 1974, representing the Fifth District of North Carolina. Here are some of the images of his playing cards.

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