Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Winter 2019

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14 Winter 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine S ir Walter Raleigh, were he alive today, might wonder why his name has taken root in cities and hamlets across America, from a tiny spot in chilly North Dakota with a population of nine and a one-time tavern called the Dogtooth to a place where a man whose sheer volume of saliva earned him the name "Faucet Man" and top honors in the one-time home of the National Tobacco Spitting Contest. By some counts, the English noble and explorer's name — or a reasonable facsimile — adorns 13 places in the States. But alas, Raleigh doesn't hold a candle to the likes of Washington. That's because it is No. 1 on a list of towns named for noteworthy individuals, with 88 communities bearing the name of the first president, not the least of which is Washington, N. C., founded in 1776 and said to be the first community to embrace the name of "George," the nation's founding father. As for No. 2, the consensus is that the title belongs to Springfield, with 41 communities bearing the name, How About That! NORTH CAROLINA COLLECTION / WILSON SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY, UNC-CHAPEL HILL. Sir Walter Raleigh in a circa 1593 portrait at the Louis Round Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. Give me a 'Rah-Lee! Rah-Lee!'

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