Now past the Water-Bridge and Survey, I am on my way. People around the township refer to this being on, ‘the Right Side of the Creek.’ They’re referring to how this east side of the creek is more open and less prone to having rolling stretches. than the WeenerMan Township on the other side of the TooMuch Creek.
The open stretches gave rise to larger farmsteads which worked out. The east side of the township produced the grain that fed out the cattle and livestock that were raised ont he west side to provide for the cobbling and spin-off businesses in and around Burdock Center.
I point the truck for Rail’s End. An outpost often referred to by local’s as Rail-Stub’s end, or most commonly, Stubb’s End.
This last nick-name most likely derives from the local legend that it was the Stubb family that leased most of the right of way out from Clover Post Office to Burdock Center back in the rail-building days. Only in the closing stages upon closer inspection by the railroad’s attorney’s was it discovered that the right-of-way the Stubbs did possess had to do with digging a canal. Which was more work than what the Stubb’s had been planning on in the first place.