Saturday, March 17, 2018

Doubly wrong

Between Benson and Willcox, Arizona (and not far from The Thing?) I-10 passes through a place named Texas Canyon. There are two problems with that. First, it's not in Texas. Second, it's not a canyon. It's a pass or a gap. The highway climbs up a grade on either side and summits at Texas Canyon. There's a rest stop where, after you pee, you can contemplate how a place that's neither a canyon nor in Texas came to be named Texas Canyon. From Wikipedia:
In the mid to late 1880s David A. Adams arrived from Coleman County, Texas, soon to be followed by other family members. The family became the namesake of Texas Canyon, as there were "a bunch of damned Texans up there." Descendants still live and raise cattle on the old family ranch.

1 comment:

  1. Last time through there, heading east, I noticed the ranch. It is quite a spread. It seems as though karma is working here though as now there's a noisy interstate in their back yard.
    This set of rest areas is in an amazing spot and we love to stop for a few moments and marvel at the Rock formations.