The Quirky Names of Po-Dunk Places

The first quirky-named place that comes to mind is Weed, Oregon. Next, Humptulips Washington. Not to mention Puyallup (pronounced pew-allup), Washington. Naming a place can really bring out a town's creativity - or not.

When we were cabin hunting, I felt a zing of encouragement whenever I drove by Never Give Up Road. It kept me going for several years, until at last we found our vacation home. It might have been a different story if the road we had passed was named Hell for Certain.

Here's a fun look at how 21 Oddly Named Places got their names - but it might be even more fun making up histories yourself.

Write the story of Humptulips, Washington (or pick another town). Tell us how it got its name.

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