Sunday, January 07, 2007

True Byfield Fact!

One of the signers of the Constitution*, Rufus King, went to the Dummer Academy in South Byfield.

The Dummer Academy is, of course, the best name for a school ever. The Dummer Academy for a long time was called the Governor Dummer Academy, and apparently recently changed its name to just The Governor's Academy. Neither Rufus King nor Deval Patrick are happy about this.

In other news, Beaver College has also changed its name.

Lucy Pepper would like to change the word for "Trays" to "Nevilles"

Read more about Rufus King here. (Scroll down a bit.)

There is a Rufus King School (P.S. 26) in Flushing, Queens, New York.

There is a Rufus King High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but it is named after the grandson of Rufus King, also named Rufus King.

(*That's the Constitution of the United States of America. Enjoy it while you still can.)


cake said...

Okay, wait, I can't remember...why is Byfield getting the special blog treatment these days? Are you being random or was there a reason?

I have a brain like a sieve sometimes...

byfieldgrrrl said...

Byfield is the center of the universe. But Canadian's might not understand.