UNUSUAL OR WEIRD TOWN NAMES FOR A LAYOUT

Carl Sowell Oct 9, 2015

  1. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Try some of the Navajo names in New Mexico.
    Yah-ta-hey NM
    Nageezi NM
    Beclabito NM
    Naschitti NM
    Nenahnezad NM
    Rehoboth NM
    Gallup (Navajo: Naʼnízhoozhí) NM
    and the list goes on!!

    Mike
     
  2. Carl Sowell

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    Pearland, Texas Named in 1894 for all the pear trees found in the area along with many other fruit trees.
     
  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    And then they used to grow a lot of sugar cane and refine it here where I live in Sugar Land. I even have the town of Sugar Land on my NTRAK modules. ;)
     
  4. Carl Sowell

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    And very excellent modules they are ! ! !


    For all the dope available in ElP, it should be renamed maryjuanaville, then we could really waste away in margaritaville.

    Carl
     
  5. Manitobamodeler24

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    Left Brain Tree, Manitoba
    Possum Kingdom, Tx
    All places I've been too
     
  6. bremner

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    Lone Pine, CA
    Drowning Ford,WV
    Manteca (Lard in Spanish),CA
    Novato, CA
     
  7. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Speaking of Spanish names, on the Texas Gulf Coast is Matagorda translated to fat bush or fat shrub.
     
  8. bremner

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    I so can not comment on that one....
     
  9. Manitobamodeler24

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    How about Kenora, Ontario it is made up of 3 towns and they joined together on 1889 and the towns were keewatin, Rat portage, and Norman
     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    Rat Portage seems quite unusual. I often wonder about the story behind such names. Sometimes strange, others humorous....
     
  11. bremner

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    I have always wondered about Boca Raton, FL....why would you name it Rat Mouth?
     
  12. BoxcabE50

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    From my old home State, names such as Queets and Hoh. Which if spoken quickly sound like a cross between hiccups and indigestion.
     
  13. Manitobamodeler24

    Manitobamodeler24 TrainBoard Member

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    Here is the KENORA station built in 1889 by canadain pacific
     

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  14. Manitobamodeler24

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    And I have another one this one is 5 minutes away at a town called humble (pronounced umble) that is where the humble oil company is from, I attened humble Isd but live in Kingwood
     
  15. Manitobamodeler24

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    I'm supprised that no one commented on left brain tree
     
  16. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Sounds like there is a story to be told?
     
  17. Manitobamodeler24

    Manitobamodeler24 TrainBoard Member

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    Sorry got it wrong it was right brain tree
     

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  18. Kenneth L. Anthony

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    Mike of Fifer Hobby mentions Rehoboth, New Mexico as an Indian name. But I remember the name Rehoboth from my study of east coast family history and genealogy. Checked.. yes, there is a Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and Rehoboth is actually a Bible place name.
    Still unusual sounding.
     
  19. Keith

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    Cotton Plant, Arkansas

    Mentioned in the Lewis Black CD - End of The Universe.
    Listening to said CD last night.
     

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