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rockgor

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Hi Kids

Was listening to an old radio program. It was very popular in the 30s and 40s.
The writer used to amuse himself and his audience by making up crazy names for
small towns. I can only think of one at the moment, but it's a good example:
Dismal Seepage, Ohio.

Anyhoo, I think a list of Towns You Probably Wouldn't Want To Move To might
be fun.

Gopher Hole, Texas
Smudge Pot, Oregon
Waste Basket, New Jersey

Fly Paper, Utah
Lost Hope, Mississippi
Gangrene Gap, Colorado

By way of contrast here's a view of my home town from half a century ago. It had
a very positive name. And a popular one too. Used in roughly 30 states.

Rock
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gb66

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Duck Town TN
Turtle Town TN
Pigeon Forge TN

Florida Towns include:
Two Egg
Fluffy Landing
Couch
Dog Town
Sopchoppy
Yeehaw Junction
 

rockgor

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Hi GB

That's a great list. I like Yeehaw best. Sounds like a place where folks know how to
have fun. I made up the names in my post above except for Dismal Seepage.

There are some places named New Hope, but couldn't find any named Lost Hope.
Probably are some mines that are lost. Here's a few more goofy ones.

Gator Alley, Florida
Barbed Wire, Montana
Stove Poker, South Dakota

Shoo Fly Pie, Pennsylvania
Last Date, Delaware
Lonesome Meadow, Mississippi

Rock
 

gb66

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I've been reading a lot of Amish stories lately and there are some very unusual names in Lancaster County PA, like the above mentioned Shoo Fly Pie. My favorite is Bird In Hand. GB
 

rockgor

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Hi Kids

GB, I looked up shoo fly pie some years back. Can't remember a thing about it.

Mikie, Oh, I don't know. Is everybody affected by the Red Tide or are some immune?
I'd try living there just to have you for a neighbor.

Soul, nice to hear from you. Drop in more often. I never heard of any of those places except
the one in Minnesota. Found a picture from Wankers Corner. Here's a pic of the general store.
Biggest one I ever saw.

Rock

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rockgor

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More towns that don't sound too promising.

Saddle Sores, Oklahoma
Wasteland, Washington

Bankrupt, Nevada
Money Pit, Missouri

Going Sideways, Idaho
Agitated, Arkansas

Rock
 

rockgor

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Very nice, GB. I especially like Big Butt Mountain. It's a real butte. One of my ancestors/
relatives has a butte named after him. It's in Monument Valley. The two Johns-Wayne and
Ford- made several films there.

Toast and coffee make a good pair. That's what some folks have for breakfast.

Rock
 

rockgor

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A few more for your "Be Sure To Avoid" list.

Bow Legged Junction, Arizona
Gopher Town, Oklahoma

Snake Pit, Maryland
Crop Circle, Kansas

Sludgeville, South Carolina
Corn Cob, Iowa

Off Key, Illinois
Vacancy, Vermont

Rock

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gb66

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Good ones Rock! I have a relative that lives in Goose Creek SC. I think that's cute. They used to live in Castle Rock CO. Both small towns I guess.

Here are some more TN towns:

Stinking Creek
Bucksnort

Goat City
Nameless

Bitter End
Dismal

And believe it or not there really is a Bugtussle TN. I thought it was a made up name on the tv shows Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction!
 
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rockgor

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Hi GB

Tennessee sure has some doozies for names of towns.

Do those relatives always live in towns with quaint names? You could switch those names around. Castle Creek and Goose Rock. I looked up Goose Creek. It's big: 35,000 people. Probably because there's a military installation there. The city's site says the source of the name is unknown. Maybe because the twists in the creek resembled the neck of a goose. (I think that's stretching it.)

"Nameless" seems to be an oxymoron. Never heard of Bugtussle before. "Dismal" is half of
what we started with.

Rock
 

gb66

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My cousins in SC are originally from Jacksonville FL. His job has had them living in several places. One in TN and another in AL as well as SC and CO. I know they loved CO. Their daughter participates in ice skating contests or whatever you call them. She's in college now and she's really good.

I remember Granny on Beverly Hillbillies talking about Bugtussle TN.
 

rockgor

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Hi GB

Remember when Tennessee Ernie Ford was on the Lucy show? His home town was
Bentfork. Tennessee. The Ricardos and the Mertzes stopped there on their way to
Hollywood.

How about "Heartache, Hideaway"? Or does that sound too much like a motel?

Flat Broke, Kansas
Depressed, Delaware
Last Legs, Missouri

Blight, N. Dakota
Applerot, Arizona
Carbuncle, Colorado

Rock
 

gb66

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Applerot, AZ. Now there's a name I'd like to know more about. Where did they come up with that! GB
 

rockgor

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Hi GB

Fort Lonesome has a mournful sound, don't it? Do you remember the cartoon strip Lil
Abner? That was set in Dogpatch. Al Capp never indicated what state it was in, but it was clearly part of Appalachia.

Dusty, Oklahoma
Locustville, Kansas (Guess what? After I wrote this one I looked on line. The are two real
Locustvilles. Georgia and Virginia. Who'd a thunk it?

Cemetery, Alabama
Second thoughts, California
Born to Lose, Tennessee

Mucking, Missouri
Vulgar, Vermont
Nausea, New Mexico

Want to start a new game? The opposite of this one. I remember taking a trip with my son
when he was about 12. We went to San Francisco and Hearst Castle. On the way back
we stopped in a tiny town named Harmony. It was for sale. I think it had about 4-5
buildings. A lady who worked there told me there were 16 towns named Harmony in
the USA. Just looked on line. One site says there are now 19 states with this musical name.

Rock
 

gb66

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Rock, Is there really a Born To Lose, TN?
I think I must have been born there! lol

Just read that Dogpatch is a neighborhood in San Francisco CA.

What game would be the opposite of this one? Cities with happy names maybe? GB
 
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