The A in Name apparently looked like an O and the location came out Cape Nome on the final version of the map. Nome is the biggest and most well-known town in Eskimo country; it has long been an economic and cultural hub. Gold was found on its beaches in the summer of , and news of the strike brought 30, argonauts to Nome the following summer. Half of them left before winter set in on what some wag dubbed the Golden Sands of Nome.
Today the population hovers around 3, Nome, Texas, was named at about the same time. In explaining why, people either tell a southern version of the map story or suggest that it was liquid gold oil that drew people there at the turn of the century. This is the only place in the U.
Sourdough was a staple of the mining camps during the Gold Rush years in Alaska and the Yukon Territory. This community is one of ten localities or geographical features in the state with this name. Gold Rush prospectors, whether they sifted creek sand here or in California, Colorado, or Idaho seemed to have a limited repertoire of place-names that appear over and over again see Chicken , Alaska. Davis, after World War II. The developers hoped to attract a toy manufacturing plant with the name.
Another of their fantasies was Santaland, an Alaskan Disneyland. Larry McMurtry borrowed the name of a real Texas town, Lonesome Dove, for the title and setting of his best-selling Western epic.
The Beach Quilt. Darlene, Carlene, and Magnolia find their way back to their childhood home and discover more about themselves and the power of sisterhood than they ever knew. Carly and Darly do some truly nasty, mean-spirited things to each other, each seemingly oblivious to how their actions will affect the other. Do you ever read a book in which you find yourself hating just about every character? Garvey rated it liked it.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Annie Proulx saw the name Quealy on the map of Wyoming, changed it to Queasy and had a great place-name for her novel Postcards. In New York, it worked the other way around: A town changed its name to one made up by a writer, which sounds even more American than the original place-name.
Fiction writers seem to love the color, idiosyncrasy—even poetry—in American place-names. There is no part of the world where nomenclature is so rich, poetical, humorous and picturesque, said Robert Louis Stevenson. Back to those novelists: One of my favorites, Pete Dexter, who invented a character with the unforgettable name of Paris Trout, lives in Useless Bay, Washington. On State Route 77 about 27 miles south of Globe and a few miles northeast of Hayden in southeast-central Arizona.
In the late s, three prospectors discovered a thick vein of copper in the dry mountains a few miles north of where the Gila River joins the San Pedro.
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Create a List. Summary From Smut Eye, Alabama, to Tie Siding, Wyoming, this pop-culture history offers a highly entertaining survey of America's most unusual place-names and their often-humorous origins. She may not be able to sing, but she hopes to use her knowledge and experience to fashion a new life in Peculiar, the little town she left behind. Haunted by a tragic romance, Magnolia Caldwell is the youngest of the Caldwell girls. Nolie has never wanted to live anywhere but Sycamores.
Can these sisters discover who they are meant to be when life takes an unforeseen detour? In a season of destiny, three unique women reunite and take unexpected journeys of the heart. Sycamores is the kingdom where she reigns as queen Carlene Caldwell, veteran of the Broadway stage, is devastated when she realizes that an unsuccessful throat surgery has spelled the end of her musical career. Searching for a new purpose in life, she retreats to Sycamores, her childhood home.
She may not be able to sing, but she hopes to use her knowledge and experience to fashion a new life in Peculiar, the little town she left behind. Haunted by a tragic romance, Magnolia Caldwell is the youngest of the Caldwell girls. Nolie has never wanted to live anywhere but Sycamores. She spends her days caring for her dogs and the magnificent gardens she's created on the estate, but when she meets a man haunted by his own tragedy, she must find the courage to either deny her heart or cut the apron strings that tie her to a dear and familiar place.
Can these sisters discover who they are meant to be when life takes an unforeseen detour? In a season of destiny, three unique women reunite and take unexpected journeys of the heart. If you could sum up Five Miles South of Peculiar in three words, what would they be? Warm, Simple, Old-Fashion. What did you like best about this story?
The small town atmosphere of the setting. This is not a deep book, but is very fun to read. I found myself missing the 'sisters' once I finished the book. I loved every minute of this book. How does this one compare? Never had heard her before, but has since, I have downloaded another book being read by her. Love her voice. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? The twin's confrontational talk.
After that discussion, what a change came. Good for us to think about. Any additional comments? I loved all the quite advise Nolly gives during this novel and the way she expresses herself.
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I have read most of the books by Angela Hunt. Some are really good some just average. This one is very good. If you like Christian fiction you will be pleased. Loved the narrator! Cynthia Darlow is one of my favorites. Fans of the Miss Julia books will recognize her distinctive style of Narration.
Give it a try. I liked the stoty line.
Forgiveness and restored relationships. With God it is all possible. The name of the book intrigued me, but the story kept reeling me in until I finished. I pretty much described the book in the headline.