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Thread #100751   Message #2024640
Posted By: Ebbie
13-Apr-07 - 05:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Silliest Name for a City....
Subject: RE: BS: Silliest Name for a City....
No dare involved. I remember when the New Mexico town renamed iself. Here is what Wikipedia says:
"Originally called "Hot Springs", it took the name of a popular radio program in 1950, when Truth or Consequences host Ralph Edwards announced that he would do the program from the first town that renamed itself after the show. Ralph Edwards came to the town during the first weekend of May for the next fifty years."

Intercourse, (communion) Pennsylvania and Amity,(peace) Oregon named themselves in hopes of reducing the current rancor.

A "lick", of course, is a place of naturally occurring minerals, especially salt.