When people settled the West they surely named the new communities for the places they had left behind, places they were likely to never see again. I assume that most were named with tongue in cheek. Pittsburg, Princeton, Oxford, Assaria, Alexander, Everest, Delphos, Washington, Jamestown, Lebanon, Manhattan - all Kansas towns but by no means is it an exhaustive list of famous place names scattered across the state.
On the way home Sunday, I made it a point to see what had become of the settlers' dreams in the place they named Long Island.
|The settlers may have left this relic behind. It is the only one in all of Kansas, I think!|
|Puts me in mind of Honolulu...|
|Looking north, from city limit to city limit. Bet New Yorker's cannot do that in their Long Island!|
|The settlers sense of humor seems to have survived as well.|