Monday, April 29, 2013


I love that there's a section of Burlington called Whigville. It's most likely named after a vocal group of residents who belonged to the Whig Party. (I say most likely; the town's website says "reputedly." I also love that there's even the slightest bit of uncertainty there, because what else could it be named for? A settlement of wig-makers who couldn't spell?)

I went to Whigville and I didn't really know what to do with myself. I mean, there are no Whigs anymore (at least I think there aren't) and the area is pretty residential. So I found the Grange Hall. And I thought, this is probably how they rolled in the 19th century. Come to an area you don't know, feel lost and unsure, find the grange hall.

The absolute best thing about Whigville is that before it was called Whigville, it was known as Poverty Hollow. As a freelancer visiting the area right around Tax Day, I felt like I fit right in.

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