The Emily Dickinson Homestead "I'm nobody! Who are you?"
Perhaps we can get Amherst College to increase its Payment In Lieu Of Taxes to the town of Amherst from the current $130,000 up to $1 million or so in exchange for changing our name. How about Emilyville?
Appropriate enough of course since Miss Emily is more famous than Lord Jeffery Amherst -- and for a better reason. And ever so conveniently her historic homestead, a mecca for tourists from around the world, is owned by Amherst, err, Emilyville College.
The undefeated Jeffs beat Wesleyan 27-18 at their October 24th home game
I'm not so sure rough and tumble college football players will be psyched about a nickname associated with a long dead reclusive female poet, although anything has got to be better than a flea infested moose.
Lord Jeff of course never actually ordered the distribution of infected blankets to the hostile Indians, err, Native Americans laying seige to Fort Pitt. And there's no conclusive scientific proof that the two blankets and handkerchief used in the sick attempt actually worked.
But there's no question Lord Jeff was not a big fan of what was then a sworn enemy threatening the men, woman and children of his command.