In 1679, Bartholomew J. (Jethro) Dipperkripp, originally from Lower Silesia, left the east coast colonies and trekked west as far as the Mississippi, which at the time was called something else. We are only thankful that he did not name the river after himself. Dipperippikrippi does not have the majesty that Mississippi has and try inventing a rhyme to aid in its spelling. Native legend has it that Bart was last seen in the vicinity of what is now Slacktown, MN. Gradually the natives began to notice that a settlement was growing along the southern bank of Moonlight Creek which they discovered to their horror had been renamed the Dipperippikrippi Creek by the settlers. Many months of total war ensued until the settlers gave in and renamed the stream, Dipper Creek, and their settlement, Dippertown. In the early 1800s, French Canadian fur trappers renamed it Dipperville to celebrate their Frenchness. Apart from Sister Sally's, there are no remaining French influences in Dipperville. Visit the Dipper County Museum during your stay. If the door is locked, ring three times on the bell.
If you can't laugh at yourself, you got no business laughing at other people. - Bartholomew J. Dipperkripp