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