The Wikipedia.org of the day today is about Mill ends park…hit the jump for the legend of the park and learn about it!
Basically here is the history straight from the site.
“The park was dedicated on St. Patrick’s Day, 1948, as “the only leprechaun colony west of Ireland,” according to its creator, Dick Fagan. In 1948, the site that would become Mill Ends Park was intended to be the site for a light pole. When the pole failed to appear and weeds sprouted in the opening, Fagan, a columnist for the Oregon Journal, planted flowers in the hole and named it after his column in the paper, “Mill Ends” (a reference to leftover irregular pieces of wood at lumber mills). Fagan’s office in the Journal building overlooked the median in the middle of the busy thoroughfare that ran in front of the building (then known as SW Front Avenue).”
but I like the legend better
“Fagan told the story of the park’s origin: He looked out the window and spotted a leprechaun digging in the hole. He ran down and grabbed the leprechaun, which meant that he had earned a wish. Fagan said he wished for a park of his own; but since he had not specified the size of the park in his wish, the leprechaun gave him the hole.”
here is the link to the whole article if you want to read more- Mill Ends Park
Man Jerkhole! Oh well you are now the proud owner of the worlds smallest park! yay me. Stay awesome and you guys have a great day….Keep Calm and Stay Awesome- Ben S4T39BU27X68