Saturday, May 9, 2009

FAQ and "Glencadia"

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About "Glencadia"

Glencadia is what this town, Stuyvesant Falls now, was called until 1850 or so. Even in 1914, folks thought Glencadia sounded better than Stuyvesant Falls and I couldn't agree more. 

It sounds like "Arcadia" with a "glen" in it -- a seculed valley, although this here is not a valley. Meanwhile, Peter Stuyvesant was a tyrant who doesn't deserve to have places named after him. Plus, there are no other towns called Glencadia.

I actually don't care if the town keeps Stuyvesant Falls as the name of the town. I like calling the place something that doesn't exist. I like it just the way it is, with a terrible real name and a wonderful magic name, a name which, if you check with Google, I pretty much own.

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