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2008-10-22 14:19:41
i'm guessing that alcohol somehow had a hand in the naming of those last six communities...
2008-10-21 21:41:44
Well, GB, back when those places were named there wasn't really any "policy"..and not many of the early settlers carried dictionaries or encyclopedias with 'em..folks just showed up, found a place they liked, fought off the Comanches and started farming or raching..after a while a store or a cotton gin or a post office would get built..sometimes they named those places after where they'd come from ( London, Paris, Dublin, Huntsville, Boston ), sometimes they named them after themselves, or their wives or daughters ( Henderson, Lufkin, Edna, Louise), or after famous local heroes ( Austin, Houston )....sometimes the names were descriptive ( like Plainview or No Trees ) and some places had already been named by the first settlers ( San Antonio, Gonzales, Atascosa, Galveston ) or by or after the original inhabitants ( Nacogdoches , Anahuac, Navasota ) . Other names are harder to figure...Old Dime Box , Bug Tussle, Oatmeal, Hogeye, Rainbow and Ding Dong... in those cases your guess is as good as mine.
2008-10-21 10:38:49
I wonder, is the naming policy for cities and towns in Texas like it is due to lack of inspiration or do they just let the dictionary / encyclopedia fall open at any page and go with what leaps out at them???
2008-10-21 10:22:15
You forgot Palestine, Texas. ;)
2008-07-27 08:13:47
I believe these were/are steel reinforced concrete structures used as emergency or temporary housing for workers in either a munitions plant or an aircraft assembly plant during WW II. And yes, there is an Italy, Texas. There are also towns in Texas named Athens, Canadian, China, Dublin, Egypt, Ireland, Turkey, London and Paris. There's also an Earth, Texas, and a Venus, Texas. There's a town named Happy, one named Paradise, and one named Sweet Home. For the kids there's Kermit, Elmo, Nemo, Tarzan, Winnie and Sylvester. Then there's Cut n Shoot, Gun Barrell, Ding Dong and Muleshoe. There's Frognot, Bigfoot, Hogeye, No Trees, Best, and Veribest. If reading this has tirrd you out you might need to visit Energy, Texas. If you need office supplies there's a Staples.
2008-07-27 07:43:41
Are these yurts?
2008-07-27 07:25:17
What are they for? Are they homes? What strange architecture for houses....I want one!