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A Place Called Peculiar: Stories about Unusual American Place-Names Paperback – January, 1999
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We took this along with us on a summer family drive. I kept hearing, "Hun, look, we are SO close to Climax--Georgia that is" or "Mom, wooo, look! Double Trouble is only 500 miles away!" The personally researched stories which author Frank Gallant included, were passed around and read aloud. This was almost better than the alphabet game for passing those hours on a road trip.
Notes on uncommon attractions, such as a UFO museum and , my gawd, the worlds largest landfill, only added to the fun. The illustrations are fine, yet not really needed.
Oh, still looking for Nirvana? It's in Michigan along with Hell!
A fun & educational book for all ages.
Thank you for your unterest & comment votes--CDS
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book sounds extremely interesting and I am looking forward to reading it. I think other people would enjoy it too.Published on January 4, 2014 by debbie wilson
History, quirky fun facts, and naming inspiration abound. A very easy and enjoyable book that gives a sneak peek into the origins of unique US towns.Published on August 8, 2013 by Patricia F Verdolino