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A Praiseworthy Map of America's Heavenly Place Names


Offbeat  (tags: USA, heavenly names, interesting, photos, mapsoff-beat )

Carrie
- 512 days ago - theatlanticcities.com
Earlier this year, data artist Jonathan Hull brewed up a brimstone-stinking map of America's satanically named landmarks. Obviously the Salt Lake City resident has decided to drop his dark experiments and walk the righteous path, for he's now released...



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Elizabeth M. (68)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 8:02 pm
This map certainly is praise-worthy.
Thanks Carrie.
 

Gloria picchetti (302)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 8:04 pm
My name means glory to G-d so everywhere I go is heavenly.
 

Lona Goudswaard (78)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 10:59 pm
What an odd hobby, but it gives some nice insight of how the mind of people works when naming a new landmark. In contrast Australians must have a much harder time when crossing their new found country (or weren't very religious), because the country is bespeckeled with names like, MT. Desperation, Deception bay or No Hope Creek. Bill Briyon gives a long list of magnificent, though slightly depressing, names on the Australian map in "Down Under".
 

zora b. (85)
Monday January 6, 2014, 12:03 am
Very interesting.
 

Birgit W. (156)
Monday January 6, 2014, 8:02 am
Interesting, thanks for sharing.
 

Chaz Berlusconi (94)
Monday January 6, 2014, 9:21 am
interesting and thanks for sharing
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Monday January 6, 2014, 8:35 pm
Agree with Lona Goudswaard, Australia certainly has some very interesting names when it comes to place names.

Interesting how names come about.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 12:24 am
Devil's Hole State Park in Niagara Falls, NY, which I couldn't locate on the map, is not only beautiful but has quite a history. It's where the Battle of Devil's Hole took place.

The Battle of Devil's Hole

Very interesting post, Carrie! Thanks!
 
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