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The location that would eventually become known as Duckburg was originally known as "Fort Drakeborough", a fort built on Killmule (later Killmotor) Hill on June 17, 1579 by British explorer Sir Francis Drake in the area he named ''Nova Albion;'' what partially would later become the state of [[Calisota]]. In the year 1818, during the Spanish colonization of California (1697–1821), the fort had been handed over by its departing British occupants to the visiting hunter and fur trader Cornelius Coot, who Americanized the name of the fort to "Fort Duckburg". Cornelius Coot turned the old fort into a trading post for fellow traders and hunters, and their families. Eventually a small town grew around the fort on top Killmule Hill. Cornelius Coot at some point in Duckburg's history managed to pipe mountain water into the town.<sup>[https://inducks.org/story.php?c=W+WDC+201-01 <nowiki>[1]</nowiki>]</sup> During the American Civil War, a decisive battle on top an unnamed hill in Duckburg was fought, led by the Duckburgian General Stonewall Duck. It is not known on which side the city fought, but with General Stonewall Duck being based on Stonewall Jackson, it can be assumed they fought for the Confederacy. However, the state of California, near which Calisota is located, was one of the members of the Unionist states, making Duckburg a more likely member of the Union.
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Duckburg remained a quiet, small town until the arrival of wealthy businessman Scrooge McDuck. He had bought the old fort and the hill from Elvira Duck, née Coot, a descendant of Cornelius Coot, during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1899. Scrooge proceeded to construct his famous Money Bin on the location, which would eventually cause McDuck an incredible variety of problems and dilemmas. The first one was caused by the Junior Woodchucks, who were squatting in the site and using the old fort as their headquarters, even though they did not have legal title to it. The dispute led to a small war in 1902, involving the United States marines and navy, led by then President Theodore Roosevelt. Eventually however, the construction of the Money Bin and Scrooge's establishment of various businesses in and around Duckburg, caused Duckburg's population to swell, and turned the small town into a bustling city within several decades' time; making it a global financial centre.
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{{City
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|title1= Duckburg
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|image1= Duckburg.jpg
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|other_names= "The Burg of Ducks"<br>Drakeborough <small>(formerly)</small><br>Monsterville <small>(formerly)</small>
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|nature= City
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|location= On the coast of [[Calisota]], [[United States of America|USA]]
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|foundation= 1579 <small>(as Fort Drakeborough)</small><br>1818 <small>(true foundation)</small><br>1861 <small>(official recognition by the USA)</small>
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|founder(s)= [[Sir Francis Drake]] <small>(as Fort Drakeborough)</small><br>[[Cornelius Coot]]
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|notable_inhabitants= [[Cornelius Coot]]<br>[[Donald Duck]]<br>[[Scrooge McDuck]]
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|first_seen= 1944
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|in= ''High-wire Daredevils''
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'''Duckburg''' is a city in [[Calisota]], in [[Webfoot County]]. It is the home of [[Scrooge McDuck|Scrooge]], [[Donald Duck|Donald]], and many other notable persons.
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==Description==
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===History===
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Duckburg was founded by pioneer [[Cornelius Coot]], although there had been settlements there long before his arrival (most notably, [[Sir Francis Drake]] had built [[Fort Duckburg|Fort Drakeborough]] on the [[Killmotor Hill|hill]] where [[Scrooge McDuck]]'s [[Money Bin]] now stands, and a small colony had developed there, only to die down years before Coot's arrival). For a long time, it was only a small farming village, until the arrival of businessman [[Scrooge McDuck]] made it into a large industrial megapolis of approximately 1 320 001 citizens.<ref>https://inducks.org/story.php?c=I+TL++548-A</ref>
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===Landmarks===
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====Historical Buildings====
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Duckburg and its surroundings are home to a variety of European-style buildings dating back to the 16th century at the earliest, such as the [[Duke Richard Quackett|Mad Duke of Duckburg]]'s Castles and the 19th century [[Cathedral of Notre-Duck]] built by his descendant. No less important are relics of Duckburg's frontier past, such as the old [[Fort Duckburg]].
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====Memorials====
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Duckburg is known for naming its streets and other locations after famous Duckburgians. There is a park named after [[General Bleakbeak]], a public library named after [[Myopia von Duck]], a drive named after [[Hopalong Duck]], a drive named after [[Dodo Drake]], and a street named after [[Chuck Duck]] as well as an alley named after [[Upsy Duck]] and an uphill street named after [[Donald Duck]]. The Duckburg Park also contains statues of famous Duckburg personas, such as the longtime mailman [[Mailman Mike]] and war hero [[Seth Duck]]. By far the most persistent tributes are the numerous statues of city founder [[Cornelius Coot]], the biggest of which was funded by [[Scrooge McDuck]] and later hollowed out to house the Cornelius Coot Foundation's library.
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[[File:Download-1586009120.jpg|thumb|200x200px|Duckburg's flag.]]
   
== Rivalry ==
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====Modern Buildings====
Duckburg maintains a traditional rivalry with the neighboring city Goosetown. In addition, they are rivals in the sport of American Football with the town of Dogdale.
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Duckburg is also the location of various modern buildings of note. The [[Duckburg Museum]] is only one of many places of learning and art (including the [[Duckburg Hall of Fame]], the [[Duckburg Museum of Antiquities]] and many more), and no city-view is complete without the [[Money Bin]] of [[Scrooge McDuck]].
   
== Sports ==
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=== Sports ===
Duckburg has a professional American Football team, the Duckburg Dodgers. Not much is known about Duckburg Dodgers games except that, during one fall game, Scrooge McDuck promoted himself to team captain and implemented rules that he used before football was a professional sport. This resulted in the team defeating rival team the Dogdale Barkers, but since Scrooge's rules were not in the rulebook, the team was disqualified. However, the Dogdale Barkers had also been cheating, and so the game ended in a tie. Duckburg also has two professional baseball teams, the Duckburg Mallards and the Calisota Stealers. Duckburg also has a Cube team.
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Duckburg has a professional American Football team, the [[Duckburg Dodgers]]. Not much is known about Duckburg Dodgers games except that, during one fall game, [[Scrooge McDuck]] promoted himself to team captain and implemented rules that he used before football was a professional sport. This resulted in the team defeating rival team the Dogdale Barkers, but since Scrooge's rules were not in the rulebook, the team was disqualified. However, the Dogdale Barkers had also been cheating, and so the game ended in a tie. Duckburg also has two professional baseball teams, the Duckburg Mallards and the Calisota Stealers. Duckburg also has a Cube team.
   
== Memorials ==
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==Behind the scenes==
Duckburg is known to name it's streets and other locations after famous Duckburgians. There is a park named after General Bleakbeak, a public library named after Myopia Von Duck, a drive named after Hopalong Duck, a drive named after Dodo Drake, and a street named after Chuck Duck as well as an alley named after Upsy Duck and an uphill street named after Donald Duck. There is also a park featuring statues of famous Duckburg personas, such as the longtime mailman Mailman Mike.
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The name of 'Duckburg' was first used in [[Carl Barks]]'s 1944 story ''[[High-wire Daredevils]]''. There is some debate over how long the nameless city depicted as [[Donald Duck]]'s home until then had truly been Duckburg, with some story evidence that Donald had lived in Burbank or San Francisco early in his life.
   
== Elvira Duck's Farm ==
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Some European writers, in localizing the stories and characters, tried to portray Duckburg as a European city so that readers could better identify with Donald and company. Thus, it is not unusual for people to travel "from" Duckburg "to" the U.S.A., and in many countries, Scrooge's fortune is counted not in dollars but in the country's own currency.
Elvira Duck's farm is five miles from the main city of Duckburg. Elvira Duck inherited the land of Duckburg from her father Casey Coot, and sold most or all of it to Scrooge McDuck.
 
   
== Cornelius Coot ==
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===Notes and References===
There are many statues of founder Cornelius Coot in Duckburg
 
   
== The Cathedral of Notre Duck ==
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The cathedral of Notre Duck is a large cathedral in Duckburg containing a wishing fountain and a replica of itself built by a fellow who looks exactly like Scrooge wearing a phantom suit.
 
   
== The Money Bin ==
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Scrooge's money bin is wear he stores his coin collection and Number One Dime. It is located on Killmotor Hill.
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Revision as of 14:05, April 4, 2020

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You might be looking for another page with a similar name. If so, visit Duckburg (disambiguation).

Duckburg is a city in Calisota, in Webfoot County. It is the home of Scrooge, Donald, and many other notable persons.

Description

History

Duckburg was founded by pioneer Cornelius Coot, although there had been settlements there long before his arrival (most notably, Sir Francis Drake had built Fort Drakeborough on the hill where Scrooge McDuck's Money Bin now stands, and a small colony had developed there, only to die down years before Coot's arrival). For a long time, it was only a small farming village, until the arrival of businessman Scrooge McDuck made it into a large industrial megapolis of approximately 1 320 001 citizens.[1]

Landmarks

Historical Buildings

Duckburg and its surroundings are home to a variety of European-style buildings dating back to the 16th century at the earliest, such as the Mad Duke of Duckburg's Castles and the 19th century Cathedral of Notre-Duck built by his descendant. No less important are relics of Duckburg's frontier past, such as the old Fort Duckburg.

Memorials

Duckburg is known for naming its streets and other locations after famous Duckburgians. There is a park named after General Bleakbeak, a public library named after Myopia von Duck, a drive named after Hopalong Duck, a drive named after Dodo Drake, and a street named after Chuck Duck as well as an alley named after Upsy Duck and an uphill street named after Donald Duck. The Duckburg Park also contains statues of famous Duckburg personas, such as the longtime mailman Mailman Mike and war hero Seth Duck. By far the most persistent tributes are the numerous statues of city founder Cornelius Coot, the biggest of which was funded by Scrooge McDuck and later hollowed out to house the Cornelius Coot Foundation's library.

Duckburg symbol

Duckburg's flag.

Modern Buildings

Duckburg is also the location of various modern buildings of note. The Duckburg Museum is only one of many places of learning and art (including the Duckburg Hall of Fame, the Duckburg Museum of Antiquities and many more), and no city-view is complete without the Money Bin of Scrooge McDuck.

Sports

Duckburg has a professional American Football team, the Duckburg Dodgers. Not much is known about Duckburg Dodgers games except that, during one fall game, Scrooge McDuck promoted himself to team captain and implemented rules that he used before football was a professional sport. This resulted in the team defeating rival team the Dogdale Barkers, but since Scrooge's rules were not in the rulebook, the team was disqualified. However, the Dogdale Barkers had also been cheating, and so the game ended in a tie. Duckburg also has two professional baseball teams, the Duckburg Mallards and the Calisota Stealers. Duckburg also has a Cube team.

Behind the scenes

The name of 'Duckburg' was first used in Carl Barks's 1944 story High-wire Daredevils. There is some debate over how long the nameless city depicted as Donald Duck's home until then had truly been Duckburg, with some story evidence that Donald had lived in Burbank or San Francisco early in his life.

Some European writers, in localizing the stories and characters, tried to portray Duckburg as a European city so that readers could better identify with Donald and company. Thus, it is not unusual for people to travel "from" Duckburg "to" the U.S.A., and in many countries, Scrooge's fortune is counted not in dollars but in the country's own currency.

Notes and References

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