One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bala-Cynwyd

Sure enough: the etymology is Welsh. These Pennsylvania towns (eventually merged) were named after two places--Bala & Cynwyd--in Wales.

Apparently they lie in the Welsh Tract of Pennsylvania (just outside Philly) and were founded by Welsh Quakers (1680s).

Learn something everyday.

[Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bala_Cynwyd,_Pennsylvania]
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