RoadSnacks has apparently dwindled the most miserable places down to 10 cities that they've determined to be the most miserable to live in using Saturday Night Science and data collected on the income levels of each city.
Some of Dowagiac's early Postmaster's started collecting envelopes with unusual spellings of our town name. This started with our earliest Postmaster, Mathew Garvey and Arad C. Balch. These envelopes were saved and handed down to the next Postmaster and so on for almost a hundred years. In the 1940s the collection had grown to 200 envelopes with over 175 variants of the spelling of Dowagiac.