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Old 01-07-2009, 12:34 AM
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Smile How some Cities got their names!


HOW TOWNS GOT THEIR NAMES



Hurricane, West Virginia
. A tornado destroyed
a nearby forest in 1774. As the tornado neared,
someone yelled to Cain, the town blacksmith,
“Hurry, Cain.”


Bargaintown, New Jersey.
Named by a land
developer to lure settlers with the promise of
cheap land.


Novi, Michigan. The sixth stagecoach stop
outside Detroit was marked by a sign reading
“No VI.” Most travelers thought it was a word
(not an abbreviation and a Roman numeral).


Galveston, Indiana. Local lore says the
town’s founder looked out his window while
thinking up a name and saw a “gal with a vest
on.”


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Very Interesting. Things I sure didnt know.. Thanks for sharing.
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Galveston, Indiana is a cute little town, too.....
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When I was in Australia, I loved some of the names of their towns, here are some that I remember -
Boing Boing, Wonglepong, Wagga Wagga, Poowong, Wollongong.

When there, I was told that a lot of towns were named by the Aboriginals in their language, they used the word that most suited the area that they were looking at.

I can only remember the meaning of 2 of the above
Wollongong means 'Hard Ground Near Water' and Wagga Wagga means 'Place of Many Crows' (Hopefully I have got them right)
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