Who is Harold Lloyd Jenkins?
There are differing stories about how Harold got renamed.
His given name of Harold Jenkins didn't seem marketable as a singer.
He or his producers decided on the the new name after flying over the area and looking at a roadmap noting Conway, Arkansas, and Twitty, Texas.
Who is Dennis W. Harwich?
He was a radio DJ on Cape Cod in the 1980's.
Real name, I couldn't find out.
I heard that he took the name from an exit sign on the Mid Cape Highway (US 6) on Cape Cod.
Turn L for Dennis, or R for West Harwich.
Who is Orme Dugas? (or-may do-gaw)
Orme Dugas is a character in my book, Stinger Maguire.
He is pro golfer Maguire's lawyer/agent.
He is not named after two adjacent towns.
I thought so at first, but they are not towns but roads. Well, Dugas was a town.
The sign always caught my eye traveling on I-17 midway between my home and Phoenix, AZ.
I thought it once read: "Orme, Dugas" and referred to two towns.
Turn to the east onto Dugas Road, Mayer, AZ, to a small ghost town which is the geographical center of Arizona.
Photo of the benchmark on geocoaching.com by Arizona Ranger Team:
I took liberties with my character describing the origin of his name (chapter 16). Some of it is true.
I have recently learned there is a real person named Orme Dugas (or-may do-gaw), though I can find nothing online about him except a mention by Dektown Wine Cellars, who with Page Springs Wine Cellers, produced Orme Dugas Fallout wine in 2012 and 2013.
"Orme Dugas, the man, was an inspiration, even before Dektown Cellars harvested a single grape. He was always the first to greet us on trips to Northern Arizona Wine Country with a grin and a nod. His passion continues to inspire"
I might have heard a song of his introduced by Dennis W. Harwich.
I enjoyed writing my character, Orme Dugas (or-me do-gaw), in Stinger Maguire.
He turned out to be quite important to the story.
I'd surely enjoy a glass of wine with the real person named Orme Dugas.