Posted by Bill R on November 19, 1999 at 11:28:40:
In Reply to: Re: Bass Pond Was Named So Because ... posted by Rich on November 19, 1999 at 11:21:56:
: : Rich, why is it called Bass Pond? Regards, Violet.
: Well, I guess NO ONE knows for sure. The obvious answer I referred to earlier was, of course, that it was stocked with bass.
: Here's the Biltmore's answer:
: "Landscape Curator, Bill Alexander, advised that during construction,
: around 1890, the "now called" bass pond, was referred to as the lake. The
: earliest indication of it being called the bass pond was in 1901. The
: purpose of the lake was rowing and fishing for Vanderbilt's guests. We
: assume that it was stocked with fish for guests."
: That would seem to be it!
Sounds like a fish tale to me! :) But seems to be the answer.
I know, I know, get my butt back to work on Killdeer and stop wasting time on the board. *putting on gnome hat and heading for workshop*
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