What’s in a Name? (II)

What’s in a Name? (II)

Article Contributed by Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist In my previous article “What’s in a Name? (I)” that appeared in the April 17 issue of the Jamestown Gazette, I speculated that Jamestown’s Brooklyn Square was named “in honor” of Brooklyn, New York. What gave credence to this “Brooklyn-by-analogy” theory was my research that was based on […]

What’s in a Name? (I)

What’s in a Name? (I)

Article Contributed by Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist Photos courtesy of Bob Johnston What’s in a name? Why are names so important? Where do they come from? These are questions we all have asked ourselves or posed to others. And not long ago, in fact in November of 2015, when I was in Jamestown for a […]

More Than Meets The Eye

More Than Meets The Eye

Article Contributed by Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist Who would think that a lowly item, such as a match book, would have a rich history—or maybe a little known one? Although we rarely see match books these days because smoking, to a large extent, has been discouraged, they were once a popular and ubiquitous means of […]