Ever wonder how your hometown or your ancestor's got its moniker? Find out in Hometown Revelations: How America's Cities, Towns, and States Acquired Their Names. It covers most major U.S. cities, as well as towns such as Peculiar, Happy and Monkeys Eyebrow - likely including a few places in your family history --Family Tree Magazine - July 2007 by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack p. 71
NPR Weekend Edition Saturday June 23, 2007 Whether it's Monkey's Eyebrow, Toad Suck, Bad Axe or Embarrass, guaranteed someone calls it home in America. Mark Usler has collected odd town names and the stories behind them in his book, Hometown Revelations. Interview with Linda Wertheimer www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11326864 --NPR Weekend Saturday - June 23, 2007 www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11326864
About the Author
You might be familiar with Mark. He is the author of Hometown Revelations. You may have heard Mark on a morning radio talk show or on television. He was the guy talking about how a town like Monkey's Eyebrow, KY acquired its name. If you have never heard of Mark, he's the guy along the side of the highway looking at the funny road sign or historical marker. Please don't hit him!