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Old 05-15-2013, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Winter in Phoenix, Summer in Munds Park
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Lizard Lick, North Carolina. Ever seen that show Lizard lick Towing? Yeah.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I don't have links because this is based on local feelings.

Louisiana: Elton is known for it's eerie nature. Montpelier is also reputed to be a rundown ghost town full of gawkers. The town of Livingston has also been the target of odd rumors.

New York: Any small/medium town in the southern tier typically come with the reputation of being hillbillies and crooks. But ones I heard a lot about growing up there were Beaver Dams, Erin, Addison, Vestal and Montour Falls. Now, having grown up in the area I never really noticed anything. However, having long since moved away, looking back I can see why a lot of outsiders feel uncomfortable there. We are kind of weird in our own way.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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I am fascinated with American towns, counties, and parks with quirky reputations.

Here are two examples:

Alton Confidential: Naked truths about bare-breasted barmaids, horrific murders and the ghosts that haunt our favorite little river town - Page 1 - News - St. Louis - Riverfront Times

Humboldt County, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What are some areas you know that has a seedy reputation or history?
Interesting thread redbacchus!
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:23 AM
 
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Default Denver City Texas

Denver City TX a small oil town it is got a bad rep for many things.

1.Rotten egg smell from oil refinery is very pervasive after awhile u get used 2 it.

2.Long standing rumors of corruption of local cops and sheriff.

3.Lee Kidd and Dale Carter 2 local business men are said 2 own most land of Yoakom county

4.You don't cross Kidd or Carter is what my grandpa ,mom,and kids at school always said.

5.Rumor the local judge when i lived there was a close friend of Kidd and Carter.

6.There is nothing more important than football the town spent one million dollars on a gym just for the football team



My grandpa once owned Plainsmen Supply a pipe fitting retail store he knew most of the oil men and good friend of most for years. But when he first move there in 1985 he got a job as an electrician for the town.
As he got to knowing the more bout oil business he started his Plainsmen Supply. 2 years before he passed away he told me that before his business took off one of Kidd's pushers came by and asked him for help with a oil tank. They drove there in the pushers truck walk to the top of the tank and the pusher said "When this tank gets rusty we throw in several pounds of caustic soda u know that stuff will it threw a body in just a few hours scary huh". After that my grandpa said they just walk back to the truck and he was dropped off at the Plainsmen and he never saw the pusher again .Bout a couple months later his Lawyer called him for something about a naming rights of Plainsmen Supply when he enter the building there was a FBI agent and they were wanting him to answer questions bout Lee Kidd & Carter He qiukly said no and left the Lawyers office that was the first and only time my Grandpa ever saw a G-man.
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