Category Archives: place names

Favorite names of mesas in America’s Old West


  There are certain names and terms that conjour up images of places. In the vast, rugged, and lovely landscapes of the American West, mesas are one of the most iconic topographic and geologic features. While in the process of … Continue reading

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World’s largest “Old” cities and towns


After listing the largest “New” cities across the globe back on July 16th, this post identifies the largest “Old” cities. There is a fairly wide range in population on this list as a minimum of 3,000 was required for inclusion. … Continue reading

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Two ideologies, two plutonium programs, and too reckless!


http:// (*see note at bottom of the post) The more read about the Cold War, the more I am convinced that both sides lost. Not only did both the Americans and Soviets/Russians gut large parts of their economies by wasting … Continue reading

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World’s largest “New” cities


The following list identifies the largest cities in the world that have “new” incorporated into their name. A minimum population threshold of 50,000 residents was used for creating the list. Nineteen (19) nations are represented on this list, when separating … Continue reading

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World’s largest “City” cities


  The following list identifies the largest cities in the world that incorporate “City” or “Ciudad” into their names. A population minimum of 150,000 residents in the core city was used as a threshold for inclusion. As can be seen, … Continue reading

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Smallest “city” named community from each state


The following list identifies those communities from each state that have the smallest population while also including the term “city” in their name. They are listed below from smallest to largest. The population data is based on the most recent … Continue reading

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Cities and towns named for a river bend


The following list identifies whose cities and towns with “bend” in their name. In nearly all cases, the term “bend” refers to a significant bend in a river, but a few pertain to lakes and or bays. Only two (2) … Continue reading

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Roadside Americana: Atomic age stops, sights, and oddities


This blogpost is a little adventure through the sights and sounds of America’s roadside culture to depict how the Atomic Age has impacted it since 1945. A whole variety of businesses have adopted the term “atomic” or some variation thereof … Continue reading

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Cities with three (3) or more matching letters in their name


The following list identifies those cities around the globe that have at least three (3) of the same letter from the English/Latin alphabet in their name. Those cities shown in boldĀ contain at least two (2) sets of three (3) matching … Continue reading

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American “Atomgrads” of the Cold War era…and beyond


Back on May 6th and May 8th respectively, posts were published on the “Atomgrads” of the Soviet Union. One pertained to the nuclear weapon “Atomgrads,” while the other discussed nuclear energy ones. This post will list the four (4) known … Continue reading

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