Iowa is a state made up of small towns.
In fact, our large metropolis has under half a million people. That's including all the suburbs and the towns close enough to be a suburb now but wasn't always.
I was born in a small town, grew up in a small town, and currently live right outside a small town.
There are some nice things about small towns
like not as much crime and it is quieter.
But, sometimes it is not always great.
If you don't go to church-Me
you stand out.
Some people think that means you are evil.
If something happens, people know about it.
Seriously, old people and coffee time is code for " did you hear so and so spent the night at so and so's house?"
But, people my age do it too.
" What's his face got so drunk last night up at the bar".
It's amazing what goes on.
But, some of our towns have some interesting names.
Argyle- like the sweater
Beaver- 50 people in the whole town. Somehow I doubt there is a whole lot of beaver there.
California Junction- in Iowa, not sure where that came from
Clear Lake- where Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens died
Correctionville- no prison so I am assuming it's the capital of grammar state
Cumming- seriously, that is how it is spelled
Crystal Lake- Jason has not been seen
Dike- named before Dike was a bad thing to call someone, I bet
Jamaica- Not very tropical
Lorimor- interesting because as kids we used to say my sister had a town named after her.
Moorhead- Nowhere near Beaver or Cumming.
Paris- No Eiffel tower
Ricketts- Isn't that some sort of medical problem?
I'm sure all states have towns with interesting names.
Do you have any where you live?