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NOMADMan BS: Any Mudcatters in MIANUS? (20) RE: BS: Any Mudcatters in MIANUS? 25 Jan 07

Mianus is pronounced "my-ANN-us." It is the name of a river that flows from the town of Bedford in Westchester County, New York through Greenwich and Stamford, Connecticut into Long Island Sound. Its main claim to fame occurred in the early morning of June 28, 1983, when a section of the bridge carrying the Connecticut Turnpike (Interstate 95) collapsed into the river 70 feet below, taking several lives with it. That made the national news. The turnpike was closed for several months while the bridge was being replaced.

The small section of Greenwich known as Mianus, on the Stamford border, is not a political subdivision, just a neighborhood. The residents there are fairly affluent, but not super-rich. Mianus was for several years home to my Morris team, Mianus River Morris, a mixed-sex team that practiced at the North Mianus Community Center, directly across the street from Mianus pond, mentioned in Amos's post above. During our 28-year existence, we performed quite a few times at the NEFFA and NOMAD festivals and also at various places around Westchester and Fairfield Counties. We went dormant about a year and a half ago.


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