The town planner sure was mean when he pegged out just one square mile for this unincorporated settlement in Missouri. The state motto is “The health of the people is paramount” so perhaps the surveyor had a prophecy of what was coming.

Urban legend – well maybe village natter – has it a postal worker tagged it “tightwad town” after the store owner overcharged him for a watermelon. The alternate version is he paid too much for an irritated rooster that probably didn’t like him either.