It was the failed Glenn Miller follow-up

In a misguided attempt to give its mapping function a bit more precision, Flickr has dragged out placenames last heard when operators plugging patch cords into a bank of bays used full names for exchanges (“Morgandale 7-8220? One moment, ma’am…”). I mean, yes: people do refer to “Bay View”…but Fernwood? Morgandale? Town of Lake? (Also: if it’s anything, it’s “Yankee Hill” not “Vankee Hill”…damned scanners!)

Also amusing to find out that about a mile offshore (a photo I shot on the Lake Express ferry) is “St. Francis.” Always thought that burb was all wet…

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One response to “It was the failed Glenn Miller follow-up

  1. Flasshe

    That’s bizarre. I guess I live in “Rooney Valley”. Who knew?

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