Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Mnemonic for Dowagiac (and some Trivia)

I learned this mnemonic back in fifth grade on how to spell "Dowagiac".

Down on Washington Avenue George is at court

Useful for all of those readers on the site that was having difficulty with the spelling of the town.

Another little bit of trivia about Dowagiac: the artificial fishing lure was created in the town.

Heddon is a brand name of artificial fishing lures created by James Heddon and his sons. James Heddon is acknowledged in the world as the creator of the first artificial fishing lure.

Heddon fishing lures (without the hooks) were used in my first grade class to help with learning how to count and basic addition and subtraction.

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