|VIGNETTES FROM MILFORD HISTORY
Stories We're Researching For Future Elaboration
|When Things Go THONG, They Go So Very
Milford's Brush With Championship Volleyball
Long time Milford residents will recall that the sport of volleyball was invented in the Milford area. Originally called Valleyball, it was named after the Little Miami Valley. The local founding team eventually saw its prominence relegated to cult status and eventually found itself ignored by historians. Even the name was eventually changed to "Volleyball" in an attempt to cover-up an era most locals find embarrassing.
Dr. Freudlick Potemkin operated a local
that soon found itself specializing in the treatment
of men obsessed
exhibitionist tendencies. Dr. Potemkin
apparently had a
long standing interest in the activity. He
encouraged his patients to find an
for their energy in an attempt to have them sublimate
The sport they invented became popular but also
the region an unwanted exposure, so to speak.
Of course the first thing you noticed was the uniform. Dr. Potemkin's patients claimed that this "thong", as they called it, gave them the correct freedom of movement they needed. In any event, opposing players were so flustered at seeing Miami Township's players sometimes leaping free of the loose fitting garment that they could not perform athletically. The locals often shut out their opponents en route to declaring themselves World Champions in the new sport.
You can imagine the uproar in the surrounding counties when the Milford team attempted to play in their communities. It was the late 1800's and while Milford and the surrounding areas were a "wide open" environment for such things, America just wasn't ready for such activity. Valleyball faded from the scene and was replaced by a more acceptable game called Volleyball and it wasn't until modern times that the original game came back in the form of something called Beach Volleyball.
|Milford German School Celebrates 60
of Service In The Area
Bismarck Academy has marked its 60th
area. Bismarck was founded shortly after WWII by
who fled Germany at the close of the war.
Similar schools were
in Argentina, Brazil and Paraquay.
|Miami Township's Drug Tolerant
Didn't Always Go Smoothly
|Circa 1960, Chubby Potemkin's New
Almost Sweeps The Country.
|Milford And Miami Township Briefly
To Form Metro Government, 1990s.
Officials meet at a local tavern to air grievances.
|Greg Potemkin Is Honored With A
As He Leaves Milford And Moves To Florida
a modern day Mark Twain,
as parade marshall as he leads a parade of
grateful residents to
of town. Along the way, Potemkin was presented
eggs and fruit for his journey.