THE HISTORY OF PEGTOPIA
The year was 1616. The Mother Country was rife with religious prosecution and one particular sect was fed up and decided to leave. Filled with faith & conviction... and far too much rum say some, they decided to leave and head east for a " vast & wondrous land " rumored to be far to the east. They commissioned a sturdy ship for the voyage and loaded it... "over-loaded", say some... with all their worldly possessions. They departed Pegsmith Harbor on September 6th at 4:22 in the afternoon. Eighteen minutes later, in mid-harbor, the top heavy ship over-turned and they all drowned.
Exactly one year later to the date, another religious group departed for the new land... and arrived safely 65 days later on the fog covered western shores of what is now known as Pegalina Island. With much jubilation, they fell to their knees and praised God for this vast & wondrous land they had found.
But the fog on that day fully hid the mainland beyond the island... and the island was a tad on the desolate side. So their leader decreed, "This land is neither vast nor wondrous"... or words to that effect... and they all tore up their brochures in disgust and sailed home.
The following year... a third group set out for the New World. Missing Pegalina Island, they made landfall near the lush forests of the Modern Day Pegquoia National Park. Again, there was much jubilation... and as they were Hari Krishnas... there was also much prancing about and tambourine banging.
But there were no airports in this new land. So they just pranced about aimlessly... banging their tambourines and generally annoying the local wild life. Inside of a month, they were all consumed by wolves and bears.
This group was followed a year later by the next group to lose the Lottery. They left Pegsmith in a stout ship named the April Showers... and landed near Pegmouth Rock near modern day Pegtropolis. As Jehovah's Witnesses, they of course did not celebrate their good fortune... but quickly settled in and built a plain, but functional colony.
They soon discovered several nearby tribes of local friendly natives. But instead of befriending the local natives, they came by their villages everyday, banging on the teepee flaps and trying to hand out pamphlets. Although the pamphlets were far superior to the maize cobs they regularly used & were much appreciated, the natives were still annoyed with their neighbors, eventually rising up and killing them all.
And then, in 1620 aboard the good ship Mayflower (Mayflowers always follow April Showers), a more moderate group of religious folk took off and beached their ship next to where a storm had apparently grounded the derelict April Showers. They moved right into the already-built & abandoned colony... and burned all the leftover pamphlets to stay warm through the approaching Winter.
In the Spring, they made contact with the local natives, assured them that all the pamphlets were gone, and they have remained good friends ever since. Sorta...
The colony thrived, grew and expanded into what we know today as Pegtropolis.... the birthplace and capitol of our great region.