I guess the answer to the first question is no. The place appears too small and humble to be the originator of a world-wide industry. I think the answer to the second is quite simple, and I imagine the following is 100 per cent true:
Over a century ago a man in a well-worn shirt and pair of pants walked his two coon dogs down a muddy path passed his neighbour's house and he let his dogs roam free while he stopped to talk with a man a-workin' in a wide, healthy garden.
"How's the cabbages?"
"How's the taters?"
"When the municipal fellers straighten this trail and lay some gravel down - make it a street - we should tell 'em to name it after 'em."
"Yup. That'd be a good one." (He gives his hinder parts a good long scratch).
"I better go chase 'em off that tree."
100 per cent true? Surely.
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