Date: Tue, 1 Mar 1994 12:48:31 -0800

From: Paul Pease pease[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CRL.COM

Subject: Re: Texas town names

I'm late into this thread, but has anyone mentioned Picketwire, TX? It

was named by the first French settlers, Purgatoire, but that didn't sound

right in the nose of cowboys, and it degraded into something that made

some sort of sense.

And there's a town of Smackover, GA, that was originally named Chemin

Couvre. Sigh.

Paul Pease