"The Land that God Forgot"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Aug 17 14:59:36 UTC 2014

At 8/17/2014 09:43 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>1903 _Bellingham [Wash.] Herald_  (Dec. 19) II 10: The Reveille, for
>campaign purposes has rescued J. P. De Mattos from "the land that God
>forgot," whither he had drifted since the failure of his re-election in

Jon, you've discovered the ur-URL.  Or perhaps the prototype-URL, 
with "what" to be replaced by a real site.*


*I've learned today that Whatcom County *is* a real place, in the 
State of Washington (and its county seat is Bellingham).  So it's not 
a proto- but an ur-.

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