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Mattoon Nicknames

Time to correct your papers ——- see below.  How many were you able to identify? We trust you will not cheat so just email the number you got correct to bbeversdorf@charter.net or mail to Beversdorfs, 5594 Old Highway 18, Stevens Point, WI    54482. There may even be a prize of some sort waiting for the winner —–  like a free double dip ice cream cone from Owen’s or a free piece of pie from Apple Mary’s :-).  Hope you had fun!!!!!


A very unique “ritual” in the village of Mattoon was to assign nicknames to local residents.  The souvenir program from the 1957 Mattoon High School Class Reunion listed the nicknames assigned prior to the date of that reunion so some of these go back a ways.  There are newer ones not listed and probably a few older ones missed in the publication but, let’s see how many you are able to identify.  Kinda brings back memories!!!!!

Answers will be posted in two weeks.






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