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Waubun? Waupun? Wisconsin

Here’s the story about tonight’s rest stop.   Waupun was to be called Waubun, meaning “dawn of day” in Ojibwa, but someone working for the State of Wisconsin made a spelling error and the town never bothered to change it.  (I can empathize with this poor guy.  As I was writing this post, I had to keep checking the spelling of the city name, only to find that I actually spelled it incorrectly.)  Every place has its own little peculiarity and that is it for Waubun/Waupun.

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