Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lake with a 45 letter name spelling mistake sorted

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

See - it's not just us that are getting the spelling mistakes sorted!

"Officials have agreed to correct spelling errors in road signs pointing to a central Massachusetts lake with a 45-letter name.
Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg in Webster has one of the world's longest place names. It's been spelled many different ways over the years. Some locals have given up and simply call it Lake Webster."

"The area of the Lake is 1,442 acres, which comprise three spring-fed lakes joined by narrow channels, North Pond, Middle Pond and South Pond. There are 17 miles of shore line. The length of the Lake is 3.25 miles, and at its widest point in Middle Pond, the distance is 1.125 miles. The shore line of North Pond is 5.78 miles, of Middle Pond, 7.06 miles, and South Pond is 4.17 miles."

"This lake was a central gathering place for the Nipmuc Indians and their friends."

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