Sunday, April 30, 2017

Welcome to Springtime in Texas

In the last 48 hours, we've had a thunderstorm, hail, flooding rain, straightline winds in excess of 80 mph, snow, thundersnow, thundersnow with straightline winds, and sunshine and 60 degrees. We've lost power, cable, phone, and cell phone. "All circuits are busy, please try your call again." In the South, the Weather Channel IS entertainment, and nothing has come closer to the truth than this:

Actually, Oklahoma has all the cool Indian names for counties.
Potawatomi County, for instance.

10 comments:

JeremyR said...

It's Pottawatomie. I live in Pottawatomie County Kansas. There is also a Pottawattamie County in Iowa, all named after the same tribe.
As an aside, right smack in the middle of Pott County Kansas, you will find Flush. Go figger.

Sedition said...

Weather Channel IS entertaining at times, factual and correct? Rarely.

wirecutter said...

We had badass thunderstorms last night and then severe thunderstorms with winds and tornado warnings all day. The temps have stayed warm though. Lots of rain.

Anonymous said...

trees all leafed out in my canyon, grass green, dove and quail paring up....and I have been running my fireplace non-stop since friday nite....here in the Panhandle the weather is DAMNED entertaining....


vaquero viejo

PS:when they drove all the injuns from Mississippi, The Carolinas, etc, into Oklahoma, they brought all those cool names with em...those that survived the trip, that is....

J Bogan said...

I grew up on Wehawken road, others in the neighborhood were Tuscarawas, Wapakoneta, And Wissioming...The junk mail spellings were just excellent!!

Anonymous said...

Mississippi is covered over with Indian names as well.

Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi (pronounced Miz-sippi by many inhabitants of the state) is the actual fictional county surveyed and mapped by William Falkner himself and made famous by him in many of his novels:

http://www.openculture.com/2015/10/william-faulkner-draws-mythological-maps-of-yoknapatawpha.html

Anonymous said...

Lot's of names from the legacy of the Potawatomi in Michigan. Always liked the name myself Angel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potawatomi

Jeffery in Alabama said...

Alabama and Mississippi has their share of Indian named counties and towns. We also have our share of tornadoes.
One of my favorites is Loachapoka - from the Muscogee loca poga (turtle killing place). Here is a link to more such names in Alabama.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_place_names_in_Alabama_of_Native_American_origin

Critter said...

My favorite Alabama place name is Bugtussle. It ain't injun, but I like it.

Tjataw said...

Hey just to mention that Louisiana doesn't have any counties at all. Just parishes with some interesting names especially if you like saints.
One named after a native tribe is Avoyelles Parish. No doubt transcribed first by a Frenchman.