It is possible that the Highmore bid may not have been entirely serious inasmuch as it was bidding for Highmore, SD, population 800, the ancestral home of Boston fan Richard Harter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highmore,_South_Dakota
Highmore is a ranching area, primarily and the local convention facilities included a ten-room motel. Some of the bid's advertising riffed on this. For example, the bid's logo was a cartoon by Karel Thole of a sheep in military uniform: The Space Merino.
The Highmore membership cards were interesting…
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