Seventy one years before Garrison Keillor invented Lake Wobegon for A Prairie Home Companion, Roy K. Moulton invented Hoppertown for The Grand Rapids Press.  The end result for the two inventors was similar: worldwide fame as humorists, enduring public affection for the two fictional towns, and careers spent repeatedly answering the same irritating question: "Where exactly is the place?"

Originally published in 1908, as ostensibly published in The Hoppertown Gazette, this is a delightful foray into the absurd and humorous life of Hoppertown, USA... which may or may not be modelled after the town of Newaygo, Michigan.  (That's our theory and we're sticking to it.)


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