Tauy Creek
John Tecumseh "Tauy" Jones
Tauy (/toi/) 1. A creek in Franklin and Douglas County, Kansas; 2. Nickname for John Tecumseh Jones (1800-1872); 3. A website featuring writing, history, comic strips and a sprinkling of pop culture.

Tauy Creek is a tributary of Ottawa Creek in Franklin County, Kansas. Tauy Creek was named for John Tecumseh “Tauy” Jones, who lived along the creek and helped found Ottawa University.

The Tauy Creek Bridge was built in 1895 by the Kansas City Bridge Company. The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990 and has remained closed to vehicle traffic since. A few years ago, the bridge was set on fire by vandals and in October 2010, the county voted to abandon the bridge and give it to the adjacent landowners.

Watch This Space
The online version of Tauy Creek was established in 2008 and featured commentary on the comic strip “The Born Loser" called Losers Are Made, Not Born. LAMNB, as it was shortened to, ended a 1,300-post run in October 2015. Other titles soon popped up on Watch This Space including The Point of Beginning, after moving from MySpace; a group of Story Series like Secret Identity, Seven and Stull; and anthology series Liberty and Thursday Comics.

Beginning at the end of 2011, Tauy Creek began showcasing local Kansas history in a separate site called The Corner of 16th & Massachusetts which lasted until January 2014 and merging with the third volume of The Point of Beginning which started in 2012. In 2014, WTS went on hiatus and returned with a greater emphasis on LAMNB but also the new Capt. Brian's Whiz-Bang, Randy, Incredible Comics, and Sunday Comics debuting in 2015. New Story Series and Simpsons-themed column #ElevenSeasonAndAMovie ushered in 2016 which also brought in a name change to the website from Watch This Space to just Tauy Creek.

The Born Loser
The Born Loser is a comic strip created in 1965 by Arthur "Art" Sansom. It originally featured no recurring characters but soon came to feature the Thornapple family of Brutus, Gladys and Wilberforce. Also, shown are Brutus' boss, Rancid Veeblefester, Gladys' mother, Ramona Gargle, and local neighborhood girl and Wilberforce's best friend, Hurricane Hattie.

The Born Loser was created by Art Sansom. His son, Chip, began assisting him in 1977 and then took over the strip entirely after Art passed away in 1991. The Born Loser is currently owned by United Features Syndicate and is distributed by Universal Uclick. You can view the original strip at www.gocomics.com/the-born-loser.
The Born Loser, by Art & Chip Sansom, published March 3, 2016.

Brian Hall
founder ~ head writer

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