So: I’m back from spending most of the last month on the road, which is good. The laptop that’s been doing most of the powering of Toppy HQ has died, which is bad. There’s a new laptop, which is good. It runs Windows 7, and I haven’t decided yet whether that’s good, bad or indifferent.
When in doubt, add a new Toppy market or two…and that’s what I’m doing tonight. Please welcome the lovely and talented Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan to the family, won’t you? (And check out some pictures from those towns, and Detroit, over on Tower Site of the Week, too…)
Oh, and confidential to Bill: Rochester was the “Flour City” in the 1830s when the combination of water power from the falls of the Genesee River (to power the mills) and the arrival of the Erie Canal (to transport the grain milled here) made it a western boomtown. It became the “Flower City” later in the 19th century when the nursery industry became huge here.