The Algonquian Indian people lived in Assawomet village which means ‘midway fishing stream’ (although their language is so complicated much is lost in translation). They were happy riding horses, and so it took a while before they got around to driving autos. In fact this only happened when the chief’s wife threatened to throw a tantrum.

After she built up speed she drove right through the chief’s teepee tent because she was so excited. This gave rise to the traditional saying, ‘as a woman drive past, wise men seek shelter’. Unfortunately the sign was too small to fit the words in.