Some people might come to the conclusion that a farmer got mad at a bunch of yahoos and said, "scatter" and shot over their heads because he was sick of their shenanigans and some people died there. Just a reminder we should not trespass. Not really, but isn't that scandalous and fun?
I do know how some others get their names, though. Like for example, when you see certain names you know the story without asking. A dude had some cows and they would gather in the meadow and beller (that is a word) until they all came and the dude fed them. One day the place got divided up and the dude decided to make some money by making a subdivision. Times were tough. He pointed at the one straight section and said, "Cow Holler Drive." Why? Because that is where the cows gathered to holler. Now if this were in the south, it would be a whole different story. Down there "Cow Holler" is actually spelled Cow Hollow which means a totally different thing. But we are not in the south. So this is the example I give.
In the west, you have Rainbow Trout Avenue where there aren't any fucking fish. You have Cattle Trail Road because that's where they made a trail going to water or were drove through town to get to the other side by some rancher. There is Oak Street when Wyoming has a hard time growing any damn oak trees but by golly, that one tree.
|This one could be called "SandCrack Drive" or |
In the east, you have "Broadway" because it was a big fucking wide street. Either that or a bunch of broads gathered on the corner. I might have to research that one a little further.
Then there are the fucking geniuses who named streets: 1, 2, 3. They were dumb.
Nah. They really knew what they were doing because everyone should be able to count.
I have never seen a Fargo Drive, although there should be several. Probably when I die.