Product and websites need a catchy tag that gets your attention. People on the other hand have names that they had no choice in receiving and sometimes wished they didn’t have.
Towns and cities may have started with one name when our forefathers arrived, only to have it changed to something quite different when railroads, governments and more people infiltrated the land.
It is interesting to learn about the history of the towns and their names. I have found one book to add to our library that has been a reference point for a lot of our road trips.
Harry M. Sanders wrote a book called The Story Behind Alberta Names - How Cities, Town, Villages and Hamlets Got their Names. It’s a source of excellent historical and travel information.
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