Monday, May 16, 2016
Catasauqua, Pennsylvania the only place ......
Catasauqua seems to be the home of crazy weather lately but did you know.....
Did you know that the original name of the town was Craneville, but changed to Catasauqua in 1854. Catasauqua comes from the word gattoshacki -the name is derived from the Lenni Lenape Language and means "burnt ground" "parched land" or "thirsty ground". (Sounds alot like my garden).
Did you know that Catasauqua is the only town in the USA or the world with that name. There is no other Catasauqua. Well, unless you count us old timers who tell people South Catty, North Catty, East Catty and West Catty when referring to a part of town.
Did you know that Coca-Cola park can hold 10,178 (8,278 seats) but that Catasauqua has a population of 6,512 (in 2014). That means we could hold a Catasauqua Day at Coca-Cola Park and not be able to fill it.
I guess we put the small in small town - but you know what - I like it.
and that's another day in Catasauqua.