Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Paw Paw Bottom
I am much obliged to Drlobojo for finding this image of Paw Paw.
See the words "Paw Paw Bottom" in the center of the picture, more north than south.
The crossroads just to the southwest is the "bottomless pond," a sinkhole, which is where my schoolbus stopped and turned around to head back out of the bottoms. Paw Paw being the terminus, it was called the Paw Paw Route.
The crossroads southeast of the words "Paw Paw Bottom" is where the Paw Paw School was; the townsite was here and to the east; just to the south is where the cemetery is.
I like to position myself above a river or road at about 5,000 to 10,000 feet put the visual on a 45degree slant and use my mouse to litteraly fly down the river or road like I was in an air plane.
Hey you can do it with George Dickle or Jack Daniels or B.J. Holliday as you co-pilot and not even need to worry about landing.
Daddy ER and his brothers farmed in the Moffett bottoms a few miles northeast of these bottoms.
But I always heard it plural, and I was probably almost out of high school before I heard someone say "Moffett bottoms" or "Paw Paw bottoms." 'Cause Daddy ER and Mama ER always just talked about "the bottoms" -- and they meant Moffett.