Date: Sat, 26 Feb 1994 00:22:43 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
Subject: Re: Texas town names
Toponymists who'velooked at old records tell us that for a time the U.S.
Post Office insisted on short names for new post offices, so there are
several 3-letter towns in Missouri -- Ink, Rat....
About 60 miles west of St Louis a church was named for some Christian
martyrs who were killed in Japan -- The Church of the Holy Martyrs of Japan
(or something like that; I could look it up if anyone needs exact info).
In the 1940s someone put together apronouncing guide for Missouri towns and
listed[jeyp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]n] as the way the locals said the name of their town.
DMLance, U of MO