|Title||Origin of "Goats" and "Rabbits" |
|Abstract||Probably originating from "the hill" or the West Bluffs where many of the Irish following of James Pendergast lived and raised goats as pets. The accepted account is that one of the Shannon faction applied the name of "goats" to the Pendergast people, who reciprocated by calling Shannon's friends "rabbits," because they would have to eat snow like rabbits after they lost the elections and were put outside. |
|Source||The Kansas City Star |
Shannon, Joseph B.
|Item Type||Newspaper Article|
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|Item ID||98453 |
|CONTENTdm number||21494 |