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Fun Fact December 10, 2020.

10 December 2020

Here are some possible vacation destinations, if you enjoy towns with odd names.  Things are usually normal, in Normal, Illinois.  Population about 52,000.  It got it’s name from Normal State University which is now known as Illinois State University.  You’ll find most folks in Dummer, New Hampshire are actually quite intelligent.  This town was named after former Governor William Dummer.  You might ask Why, Arizona?  About 115 residents call Why home, which got its name from the Y-shaped intersection of the two major highways, State Routes 85 and 86, that originally comprised the center of town. It’s now a T intersection, but the name stuck.  If you visit Why, Arizona you are almost required to visit Why Not, Mississippi.  David Ruffin from group The Temptations hails from Why Not Mississippi.  No one knows how it got it’s name, but hey, why not?  The state of Texas is rich in bizarrely named towns. One example is a village of 450 in Frio County, that was first settled in the 1860s as “Connally’s Store,” but later was renamed in honor of Texas Ranger William A. A. “Bigfoot” Wallace, a Former resident of the town.  You may not see a sasquatch there, but you can say you’ve seen Bigfoot in Texas.

Fun Fact December 10, 2020.