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  1. #1
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    Duke Women Honored

    I've just heard that the Women’s Basketball Team will be the Grand Marshal for the Bahama Christmas Parade. It will be heled this Saturday, December 15. I believe the parade should be starting at 10 am...you know how parades are.

    If anyone is in the area go out and give them a shout-out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedawg View Post
    I've just heard that the Women’s Basketball Team will be the Grand Marshal for the Bahama Christmas Parade. It will be heled this Saturday, December 15. I believe the parade should be starting at 10 am...you know how parades are.

    If anyone is in the area go out and give them a shout-out!
    I assume that's the one pronounced Ba-hay-ma in northern Durham County?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdenscold View Post
    I assume that's the one pronounced Ba-hay-ma in northern Durham County?
    That community name in northern Durham County is comprised of the first two initials of the area leading families: Ba = Ball, Ha = Hamm, and Ma = Mangum. Thus the pronunciation of Ba-hay-ma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indoor66 View Post
    That community name in northern Durham County is comprised of the first two initials of the area leading families: Ba = Ball, Ha = Hamm, and Ma = Mangum. Thus the pronunciation of Ba-hay-ma.
    So the family name of Hamm is pronounced like Haim ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indoor66 View Post
    That community name in northern Durham County is comprised of the first two initials of the area leading families: Ba = Ball, Ha = Hamm, and Ma = Mangum. Thus the pronunciation of Ba-hay-ma.
    Close, but not quite right..

    Wikipedia is your friend

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahama,_North_Carolina

    History

    Bahama was originally settled around 1750 as the community of Balltown until the name was changed to reflect three leading families of the community: (Ba)ll, (Ha)rris, and (Ma)ngum. Another unusual name associated with the community is Hunkadora, a name for the post office here during a period of the 19th century

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtelander View Post
    Close, but not quite right..

    Wikipedia is your friend

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahama,_North_Carolina

    History

    Bahama was originally settled around 1750 as the community of Balltown until the name was changed to reflect three leading families of the community: (Ba)ll, (Ha)rris, and (Ma)ngum. Another unusual name associated with the community is Hunkadora, a name for the post office here during a period of the 19th century
    Ah, the memory fails me again...but close!

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    Bahama

    It's amazing what you can learn on DBR! I'm a Mangum (on my mother's side), born and raised in Durham, and I never knew that.

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