Date: Fri, 25 Feb 1994 01:05:19 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: Texas town names I'm surprised no one has mentioned one of the most famous (and my favorite) Texas town name: Dime Box, and even better, there's Old Dime Box. Seems there was a box people would put a letter and a dime in for anyone abouts who was going into the nearest town that had a postoffice to carry the letter to and mail it for them. See Fred Tarpley, East Texas Place Names if you don't believe me. For you bilingualers, people out here in Arizona are into redundan- cies: Picacho [big peak] Peak and Table Mesa [table]. Rudy Troike