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Danzig, Wisconsin, is the name of a town observed on a mileage sign by Miss Eells and Anthony Monday while are out sight-seeing (The Mansion in the Mist; 98-9). Driving through town, Myra and Anthony find the town has a gas station, general store, Grange Hall, and a few houses - although no post office.

Inspiration

Knowing Bellairs's penchant for German, he may have been evoking the name of Danzig, the German name of Gdańsk, a city in northern Poland[1]. No such town in Wisconsin exists though there is a community with the name in North Dakota[2].

Reference

  1. Wikipedia: Gdańsk
  2. Wikipedia: Danzig

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