Someone actually spoke these words to me recently. They were simply talking about their sister going to visit some family members in the city of Beaver, near Pittsburgh. Kinda takes the wind out of those dirty thoughts you were just having huh?
So, I got to thinking about how some of the cities in PA were named. Many are the same as those in Britain/Europe: York, Carlisle, Derry, Manchester, Hamburg, Dublin. Some are Native American: Catawissa, Catasauqua, Monongahela, Nesquehoning. So I thought that it would be fun to collect a short list of all the funny named cities in the state of Pennsylvania. Those of you in PA know that I'll leave the best for last.
South Fork (Move over Ewing's!)
Towanda (Fried Green Tomatoes anyone?)
Versailles (Home of Louis XIV-not!)
I'm not 100% sure what the founding fathers of Pennsylvania were thinking of when they decided on a few cities located in Lancaster County. See, you may find yourself in Intercourse, but if you miss it, you will then arrive in Blue Ball just a short time later. Just after you pass Blue Ball you'll find in Bird-in-Hand. Hmmm, wonder what was on their mind?!?
I'll bet you have some strangely named cities in your state too. What are they?