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Old 01-31-2013, 05:51 PM   #15
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That's so cool, David!

I love family histories...Do you have any idea how the name got officially "attached" to the bay?

We've something similar, though much smaller, in our family- it's only a campground in the Mount Hood National Forest named "Keep's Mill", all that remains of my great Grandfather's saw/power/water operation from the early years of the twentieth century. We've had reunions at "our" place, too- though of course we're not lucky enough to actually own any of it any more.

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I had to call my dad in Florida to find out. He was not aware of the name either. It turns out that his uncle used to run a fishing resort in that bay. The resort has long since been sold, and is now called Manitoulin Resort, but I guess the name of the bay stuck.
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That makes perfect sense- so many places get/got their names just by common usage. I'll bet once your Dad's Uncle had been there awhile, everyone around there called it "Tilston's Bay" so long that finally it just went on the map that way!

Nice that your family still owns property around there- does that mean you're sort of the Local Nobility?

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:01 PM   #18
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does that mean you're sort of the Local Nobility?
That is just not something I have ever been accused of. In fact, my kids tell me that I am a troll. In the internet sense, I think.
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I'm trying to picture that on your Coat of Arms!

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Good stuff talking about family history!

My story has to do with road signs, when they kept being "swipped." ODOT talked to my grandfather and asked "how many kids do you have and how many signs do we need to make"? When a major highway was named "????" ODOT knew those signs were nailed to some kid's bedroom wall! Okay, so ODOT had to make "XXX" signs. I do believe I have several

North Dakota has heard about us too, with a river and a "mt range" and valley named after us....
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Umm, Donna, you aren’t admitting to a crime are you? There are bots watching everywhere.


Is that too paranoid?


We'd miss you!
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I'm trying to picture that on your Coat of Arms!

My gram-pa would spin in his grave! I am told that he put a good deal of money into the whole genealogy thing when I was young. Back then there was no ancestry.com. I remember the coat of arms every where. My dad even put it on the sail of the boat we lived on for a couple of years.

I don't think my grandfather ever forgave me for playing on the dock during a family gathering, while everyone else was inside. I was specificity told, by him, not to play on the dock. I tripped on the wire that held the two legs of the dock together and as best as I can figure bashed my head on the rocky bottom of the lake. If one of my uncles had not been looking out at the time, then I probably would not have been pulled out, unconscious, from the bottom. I have a nice scar which is being slowly being reviled by a receding hair line. After that, I got the impression that he did not care much for my company. I could not have been older then 9.

Partially, I identify with the logo as a sort of apology to my grandfather.

Oh my, Google maps is scary. I just went looking at my dad's cottage. In satellite view. Because I know what I am looking at, I can make out the dock that I just described. Sometimes I think this is cool, sometimes it scares me.
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As for family legacies, we're living on land that my great grandfather bought in the late 1860s after he got out of the union army. Ours is the first house to be built on the property. After living my whole life in one town or another, we've now been living on my heritage for 16 years. My youngest says don't even THINK about selling it.
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