The Possum Drop Is Scheduled for December 31, 2011 n Tallapoosa, GA

Real Estate Agent with Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton Licensed in GA & AL

The Possum Drop is scheduled for December 31 in Tallapoosa, GA. 

New York drops the Apple in Times Square, Atlanta, GA drops the Peach at Underground, and Tallapoosa drops the poosum on Head Ave.  On New Year's Eve in Tallapoosa, GA, Spencer the possum is dropped from the tallest building on Head Ave. to ring in the New Year.

Fear not, Spencer is not a live possum, (PETA would have a fit).  He was a road kill that was preserved by Bud Jones, a local taxidermist and historian. 

When Tallapoosa was a mere settlement town, the local Indians (native Americans) referred to the area as Possum Snout.  This was either because of a local Indian leader call Possum Snout, or because the original map of the area looked like a possum snout.  The story changes depending on who tells it.

There is a u-tube video somewhere detailing the event.  Just google it if you want to find it.

Hope to see you there!


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Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
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Ok the title caught my attention so I just had to read your blog, this is a new one for me but you know it may end up being a Jepordy question.  Wishing you all the best for the New Year. 

Dec 31, 2011 07:00 AM #1

Hi Michele - Is it exciting working in Brooklyn?  We went to New York on a class trip when my son was in high school, so I have only been a tourist in New York.  Tallapoosa is a small GA town, and the possum drop is a big deal.  I hope you have a joyous and successful 2012!

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