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Mike Watson speaks: Location of Pea Ridge. Pigtail topic
It was to the Pea Ridge, as the neighborhood in Columbia was known then, that the late C.R. Hutchison brought his family when they moved into town from Hutchison Upon Pelham Branch, also known as Pigtail. Historian Watson has identified Pea Ridge, but is, for the moment, a bit confounded by mystery of the origin of the Hutchison Community's nickname, Pigtail - CM
By Mike Watson, Historian
As for Pea Ridge, here are my thoughts, based in part on a conversation I had with (I think) Miss Fannie Hindman, probably 30 or more years ago.
I have concluded that Pea Ridge ran off to the left of Burkesville Street out beyond Judge Hurt and Judge Baker's houses, just about where Hudson Street runs today...farther down the road...I base this on her comments about the Pea Ridge Fair and the people I have heard of who lived in the neighborhood of PR.
As to the other issue of the day, how the Hutchison Community got its nickname: I have heard of Pig Tail, but know not how to find info on it...but I will keep an eye open!
More soon, - Mike
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