[Ads-l] Sectional Patriotism

Galen Buttitta satorarepotenetoperarotas3 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 10 21:35:55 UTC 2016

There is another article: The "a" in "a strong advocate".

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> On Aug 10, 2016, at 17:12, Dave Wilton <dave at WILTON.NET> wrote:
> Hadn't come across "sectional patriotism" before, but evidently it's a
> thing. (The term; I was aware of the phenomenon.)
> I first encountered it on this rather strikingly worded historical marker on
> US Route 59 South in East Texas. Except for the "the" at the end, there are
> no articles:
> "Formed from Bowie County land. Created April 25, 1846. Organized July 13,
> 1846.
> "Named in honor of Gen. Lewis Cass (1782-1866), United States soldier and
> statesman, a strong advocate of annexation of Texas.
> "Important river port city of Jefferson was county seat until Marion County
> was carved out of Cass in 1860. Linden, near center of county, then became
> county seat.
> "During wave of sectional patriotism in 1861, the name 'Cass' was changed to
> 'Davis' in honor of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States.
> The original name was restored in 1871.
> "Erected by the state of Texas--1971"
> --Dave Wilton
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