On Calidornia and "Pennecticut" Nov 4, 2019 1:08:58 GMT
Post by Ramapith on Nov 4, 2019 1:08:58 GMT
I can easily see it as being in the New Hampshire region in 1930s continuity—even if I see it much more believably on the west coast in postwar/modern continuity.
You believe Mouseton is near Tallahassee?
When I said the map shows where I believe Mouseton is in my headcanon (as you have quoted above) I was misreading it (as I clarified after Robb corrected me); I don't think Mouseton is in Florida. I believe it's in the Northeast, possibly within New Hampshire of our world (which is where Pennecticut is in my headcanon).
The Mouseton (or Mouseville, or Silo Center) waterfront in such stories as "Mickey Mouse Sails for Treasure Island" and "The Phantom Blot" looks strikingly like the waterfront of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where I had relatives and spent lots of time as a boy. And I'm sure many other New England waterfront towns have a similar look.
And yet... it seems a little puzzling that any combination of Gottfredson, Walt, or others would rush to position Mickey in a part of the country where it seems few of them had ever even been. Overall, the earliest version of Mickey's town looks like a small Midwestern rural town with, somehow, a New England waterfront grafted onto it! Like it shouldn't be coastal, and yet it is.
(As for the name "Pennecticut," I mentioned my feelings about it on the first page of this thread... even if it's not meant to be interpreted the way I did, one has to know about Calisota, Wyozona, etc. before Pennecticut makes sense. Sorry not to be more supportive.)