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Buffalo Tips

July 2024
1min read

Mr. Block’s suspicion that toads had something to do with the naming of Toad Suck, Arkansas, is at least partially correct, according to an article in a Little Rock newspaper. The story reported that Toad Suck got its start as a town on the Arkansas River that contained several bars at which boatmen “sucked on the bottles like toads” upon coming ashore.

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