Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Twelve food-named cities.

Appleton, Wisconsin, pop. 70,212

Chicken, Alaska, pop. 170

Citrus Heights, California, pop. 85,071

Coffeeville, Alabama, pop. 360

Corn, Oklahoma, pop. 591

Olive Hill, Kentucky, pop. 1,813

Orange, New Jersey, pop. 31,858

Rice, Texas, pop. 798

White Salmon, Washington, pop. 2,193

Sandwich, Massachusetts, pop. 20,136

Tea, South Dakota, pop. 1,742

Toast, North Carolina, pop. 1,922

And just for grins...

American Fork, Utah, pop. 21,941

Pitcher, New York, pop. 848

2 Talked Back:

At March 5, 2008 at 12:55:00 AM CST, Blogger Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

There's a place in Covington Co., Mississippi (in the south central part of the state) called Hot Coffee.

It's an unincorporated wide-spot-in-the-road, but they do keep a pot of hot coffee on in the general store all the time, even during summer, which is the last time in the universe that you'd want a steamy cup of piping hot coffee, but there's tourism for you.

 

At March 17, 2008 at 12:34:00 PM CDT, Blogger Nicole said...

Last summer I read two books by photographer Gary Gladstone -- Passing Gas and Reaching Climax. Both books have a bunch of pictures from towns all over the U.S. that have strange names. I remember Hot Coffee was in one of them, but I can't remember which one. I'm thinking it was Passing Gas because Reaching Climax, not surprisingly, seemed to specialize in innuendos.

 

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