Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Mongo only pawn in game of life

On a July business trip to Indiana, I found myself in the town of Mongo. Here's the evidence.

According to a local business, Trading Post Canoe Rental, the town's name is short for the Indian name Mongoquinong, but as I long ago memorized Blazing Saddles, all I could think, driving through, was: "Mongo straight." And probably it is.

1 comment:

Scott Edelman said...

You are far more enterprising then I am. When I lived in Maryland, I would often pass through the town of Etchison, and always meant to take a photo of the WELCOME TO ETCHISON sign to send to Dennis Etchison, but never got around to actually doing it. Of course, that was before I owned a digital camera ...