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Two B's or not Two B's

 

Jane Stanfel

Bascom - Oil on paper

There must not be any situation or set of circumstances for which Shakespeare failed to compose something perfectly appropriate, but who would have guessed he anticipated Bascom or Bascomb, Montana, when he put these immortal words into Hamlet's mouth?

In our eighteen years near Roundup we had never heard of the place, so when Publisher Ponte suggested it as a subject for an essay and pictorial attention, we commenced looking around and found both spellings. The more we looked, however, the more that "Bascom" appeared, and if majority rule isn't enough – one never knows; we've stopped hav...



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