Were your town founders just a little too psyched about where they lived?
I know some on here have discussed the use of branding as a modern-day attempt to market a city as unique or memorable. Some noted that there are rather large pitfalls with doing this if the chosen marketing doesn't reflect the true nature of the area. Some also noted that cities were actually renaming themselves as an attempt at branding.
This got me to thinking, and as I drove around my area, I started to take literal notice of the names of some of the older and smaller towns around mine. I thought of three immediately:
These are within roughly 15 miles of each other.
- Opportunity, Wa
- Liberty Lake, Wa
- Freeman, Wa
I know this is not something peculiar to my 'younger', western area (Eastern Washington, USA), but wanted to find out from other Cyburbians if cities or towns near you have similarly positive names.