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ESSO Club

The Esso Club is a sports bar in Clemson, South Carolina, that evolved from a 1920s gas station and grocery on Old Greenville Highway, at the time the main highway between Atlanta and Greenville, South Carolina. As local historians note, the corporate trademark change to Exxon went unnoticed by local patrons and the original Esso oval sign is still displayed out front; the business stopped pumping gas in the winter of 1985 and now functions as a sports bar. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution described it as the best bar in the South. ESPN The Magazine picked the Esso Club as their top pick for college sports bars, "patrons can taste-test the beer in a niche dubbed the'Educational Corner'". ABC sportscaster Brent Musburger makes it a point to have a beer at the Esso when in town for Clemson football and basketball games; the authors of South Carolina Off the Beaten Path suggest going to the Esso Club to get tickets to games that are sold out years in advance, rather than the stadium. The memorabilia in the Esso Club has been described "cool enough to qualify as museum quality."

"A letter from Billy Carter, brother of President Jimmy Carter, is in the archives. The Esso Club possesses the oldest beer license in town, dating to December 1933 after the 21st Amendment went into effect on December 5; the main bar is topped with the original cedar seating from Death Valley, Clemson's football stadium. New owners introduced a liquor license to the traditional beer joint for the first time in 2003. Spitoono, a local charity fund-raising music festival organized by a loose confederation of Esso Club regulars operating as the Redneck Performing Arts Association, was held in the parking lot from 1981 to 1990 by which time it had outgrown the available space. Spitoono moving to the Clemson National Guard Armory ballfield in 1991. Official web page ESPN, "The Esso Club Tells Stories"

Muhr

Muhr is a municipality of the Tamsweg District in the Austrian state of Salzburg. It is located in a southwestern valley of the Salzburg Lungau region at the source of the river Mur River, between the Hohe Tauern and the Niedere Tauern ranges of the Central Eastern Alps; the mountains of the Ankogel Group in the south separate it from the state of Carinthia. The municipal area comprises the Katastralgemeinden of Vordermuhr and Schellgaden. In the west it adjoins the Hohe Tauern national park. Like the eponymous river, its name may derive from Proto-Celtic mori,'water'; the Lungau region belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Salzburg until its secularisation in 1803. The settlement was first mentioned the St. Rupert Church in a 1523 deed. Muhr once was a mining area for arsenic. A local custom is the annual procession with Prangstangen, up to 8 m high wooden poles which are decorated with flowers and carried by local bachelors on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29 into the church. Muhr is known for its Samson parades.

In some countries there is a tribe called Muhur, with other spelling variations like Muhr, Mouhur. So the name of the place could have other origins. Seats in the municipal council as of 2009 elections: Austrian People's Party: 4 Social Democratic Party of Austria: 4 Freedom Party of Austria: 1