Thursday, January 19, 2012

How Michigan cities got their names

Pure Michigan has a cool series of articles on the origins of the names of some cities in Michigan. I particularly like the entry for Bad Axe:
Bad Axe

While surveying Huron County in 1861, Rudolph Papst and George Willis Pack made camp and found a badly damaged axe at the site. The camp became known as Bad Axe Camp after a sign Papst placed at the camp and near a trail. When he returned from the Civil War in 1870, he founded a small city in the place of the camp. It was called Bad Axe.

Hat Tip: Megan

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