Category Archives: Wiki Travel

Mount Diablo, Ca.

Somebodyisfromhere.com was surprised to learn a place existed called Mount Diablo because, well, because: Arthur Mijares from the neighboring town of Oakley, petitioned the federal government to change the name of the mountain, claiming it offended his Christian beliefs. Not … Continue reading

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Trophy Club, Tx.

At first blush, Trophy Club would seem likely to have an interesting story behind its name. Well, it doesn’t. The community was developed in 1973 by developers Johnson and Loggins, who created the community as a housing development surrounding the … Continue reading

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Happy, Tx.

In most of the country it is cold. It has been cold. It will likely be cold for the rest of of your lives. It’s worth remembering hardships with mother nature aren’t new thing. Imagine being in Texas, for example, … Continue reading

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Oskaloosa, Ia.

It is certain the town of Oskaloosa when translated breaks down into something as deep and as mysterious as a True Detective trailer. It’s just a matter of interpretation what it exactly means. Wiki declares, “It means “last of the … Continue reading

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Soldier, Ks.

A town existing with the name Soldier is not altogether surprising. After all, there are a lot of forts and bases around or, alternatively, it never hurts to show a little patriotism and honor the real heroes.  Or so logic … Continue reading

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Gallup, NM.

Gallup, located between Albuquerque and Flagstaff, is square in the West. It stands to reason that deep in old horse country the town was named after the sound a colt makes… Oh, wait, maybe not. It turns out, “The city … Continue reading

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Los Gatos, Ca.

When Sombodyisfromhere.com writes a WikiTravel story he tries to follow two loose rules. The town should be largely unheard of and should have a population of about 20,000 or less. He’s generally trying more to uncover lost gems than provide … Continue reading

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Kill Devil Hills, NC.

A place called Kill Devil Hills has got to have a good origin story. However, to Somebodyisfromhere.com’s surprise the devil referenced isn’t based on any conflict or an olden times misunderstanding about different cultures. Nope. Just Booze. Shipwrecks were common … Continue reading

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Liberal, Ks.

Unlike Weed being located in California, Liberal is probably not where you’d think. Liberal is located in Seward County in Southwest Kansas with a population just over 20,000. Kansas has a history of coming up with big ideas such as, … Continue reading

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Boring, Or.

A town can be both Boring and “An exciting place to live.” So it goes in Oregon with town and motto. The town was actually named after William H. Boring a Union veteran in the Civil War who settled there. … Continue reading

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