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« Reply #60 on: January 30, 2018, 06:11:41 PM »

We have a lot of unusual named cities/communities in Alabama.
Beehive, Rainbow, Cuba, Five Fork, Lick Skillet, etc.
Here is a link to 30 of them: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/alabama/30-alabama-bizarre-town-names/
Now, due to this thread, I've started a new personal Google Map to pin them, then see if I can ride and take photos of them.
So far, of the first ten I've pinned, only 8 of them have something there to photo with the name to prove/document when I'm there.
You know: No photo, it didn't happen.
Maybe a road sign with GPS coordinates.

Edit: even though it wasn't stated by the OP, I'm assuming the challenge was to go and photo document the place existence with your bike?
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« Reply #61 on: January 30, 2018, 07:46:38 PM »

Edit: even though it wasn't stated by the OP, I'm assuming the challenge was to go and photo document the place existence with your bike?

Yeah, the idea was to just note/document them as we ride to and through these interesting places ....

thanks for playing along you guys ....

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« Reply #62 on: February 03, 2018, 01:43:20 AM »

Community of Dogtown in Alabama:
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« Reply #63 on: February 13, 2018, 08:25:53 PM »

I've never been here, sounds boring, but maybe someone here has and can post a picture.

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.4364943,-122.364514,13.13z
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« Reply #64 on: March 29, 2018, 09:50:37 PM »

I've never been here, sounds boring, but maybe someone here has and can post a picture.

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.4364943,-122.364514,13.13z
I was looking at some fellow riders posting Postal Photos and they had posted a pic with the local P.O. there. Another responded with this one on the opposite coast:
https://goo.gl/maps/vBtiCacL8fr
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« Reply #65 on: July 16, 2018, 07:40:27 PM »

Not all names for interesting places are towns.  There are some interesting names on creeks around here.  Crossed this one on my ride last weekend.



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« Reply #66 on: July 16, 2018, 09:06:00 PM »


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« Reply #67 on: July 16, 2018, 09:07:41 PM »

If you want to go nowhere, there's a road to get there.

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« Reply #68 on: July 17, 2018, 06:54:34 PM »

Wish I had of thought of that one. I've been there, that road goes......nowhere.
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« Reply #69 on: August 27, 2018, 09:40:25 PM »

Ran across a couple more interesting creek names.  Pot Rack Creek and Desert Creek.  Also found the story of how the names came to be.  Back in 1844 a group of three men ventured up into what is now Collin County.  At that time it was still Indian controlled territory and few white men went there for fear of getting their hair lifted.  They found a creek and set up camp on it's bank.  Two of the men went exploring and found another creek.  There they discovered a branch that had been stuck into the creek bank by the Indians to hang their pots on.  So they named it Pot Rack Creek.  When they got back to their camp they discovered the third man had deserted so they named that creek Desert Creek.






Finding Desert Creek also answered something I had been puzzling about for a while.  North of these ceeks there is a small town named Desert.  Short of the namers just being fond of pie after supper did not know where the name came from.  Seems Desert Creek parallels the highway up past the town and the town was built on it's banks.  So the town was named after the creek.  Not much there.  Just a few houses, a gas station, and a cemetery.  The town highway sign is beside the cemetery.



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« Reply #70 on: August 28, 2018, 02:31:47 AM »

Good ones Buffalo.

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