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bob schwarer BS: Not to be missed (31) Not to be missed 06 Sep 00


Wausau, FL - Possum Capital of the U.S. In Chipley FL, which is the self-proclaimed Possum Capital of the U.S. there is an engraved bronze plaque commemorating the possum. It seems that during the depression when there was little to eat the abundance of possum in the vicinity allowed people to survive. This plaque tells the story. My buddy who lives near there swears that whenever a possum is struck by a car anywhere in the US, the animal turns its body so that it head is pointing toward Chipley before it expires. [Henry Horrocks, 01/01/1997]

[RA: There is a granite monument to the Possum about five miles south of Chipley. According to the monument inscription, it was erected by the "Wausau Community Development Club" in 1982.The Florida State Legislature has proclaimed that the first day in August is "Possum Day."]

From somewhere on the Internet.

Bob S.




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