Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tour of the Town, Kinda

Have you ever researched the history of your town? I hadn't really until I started writing this blog. My "geek" gene is starting to make itself know. Let me just say, I don't know how this blog is going to "finish up". My week hasn't gone as planned, and I wasn't able to go on a "photo shoot" as I intended. I have a few pictures in Somewhere Land, that I had hoped to find for this post. The best way to guarantee that something will be lost, is to put it in a special place "so I won't lose it".  So, with that being said, this might either be a tour or a history lesson, or something entirely indescribable.

I'm starting out with history. Wooster, Ohio was established in 1808, and named for David Wooster, who was a general in the American Revolution. (That explains why the high school is known as the Wooster Generals.) He was fatally wounded on April 27, 1777 when the British attacked in Danbury, CT for the military supplies. He died May 2, 1777. His last words were: "I am dying, but with a strong hope and persuasion that my country will gain her independence."

If you go to New Haven, CT, you will see a lot of things named for Wooster. He is buried in Wooster Cemetery. 

Whether you come to this Wooster, or sight-see things of David Wooster in Connecticut, the most essential bit of information you must know is how to pronounce Wooster.  It does NOT rhyme with rooster. Rooster, Wooster. NO! 
Everyone will instantly know that you are from out of town. Wooster has the same sound as wood. Or, like Worcester, Massachusetts. How Wooster and Worcester can both be pronounced that same is beyond me. 

Seeing all of these "W"s may have you thinking that I've gotten my alphabet all mixed up. Maybe I didn't plan this out too well. Just remember, T for Town.

We are home to The College of Wooster, also known as the Wooster Scots. The band plays bagpipes and wears  kilts.  During the summer months, the college is host to Ohio Light Opera, where you can be entertained with the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. 

Also unique to my town is Coccia House. (Pronounced Co-she, or co-chee) It is a restaurant where you can get Italian food or pizza. People either love it or hate it - there's no in-between opinions.  In our family, three of us love it, two of us hate it. (Apparently due to the garlic) Thankfully, both Hubby and I love it. In fact, it is where we had our first date. They don't deliver, so you have to pick it up. A word of matter what time they tell you your pizza  will be ready, add about 30 minutes. The wait is usually at the very least one hour, unless you happen to call it in at 5:00 on the dot. 

Feast your eyes on some deliciousness! (It's not too early for pizza, is it???)

In honor of the letter T, I will now say "Ta Ta for now!" See you Monday with the delightful letter U. 

Have a wonderful Easter, as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and look forward to our own resurrection some day! 


  1. I always love learning new things. when I lived in the city we had a street called Houston you knew the out of towners when they would pronounce it Like Houston Texas, but it was pronounced "House-ton" street. cool i'm hungry for pizza! Blessings, Joanne

  2. Wooster sounds like a very friendly town.Your pizza looks friendly too Ha
    Wanna buy a duck

  3. Hi fellow Ohioan! I'm in the Cleveland area. The pizza is making me so hungry! Happy Easter

  4. Ahh what better way to round off a beautiful historical journey back through your town than with a delicious looking local pizza mmmm.

  5. That pizza looks amazing!

    I think it's so much fun to go back and learn the history of your town. I remember doing a class project in 8th grade where we actually put together a book about the town I'm from. It was a lot of fun, and I still have that book somewhere.


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