Fontaine Fox (1884-1964), the celebrated "Toonerville Trolley" cartoonist, lived in Port Washington from 1914 to the 1930's. His "Terrible Tempered" Mr. Bangs, the "Powerful Katrinka," Banker Grey, and Old Man Flint were small-town characters who earned Fox a syndication in over
Mike Scarpia (l.) and Frederick "Sparky" Biddle (r.). Circa 1940s-1950s. How "Sparky" got his nickname: Whenever a car came in with something wrong, he said, "Gotta be the spark plug."