Nice to know we're not the only ones
Ah, one great thing about globalization - growing proof that the negative stereotypes assigned to Americans aren't always because we're USAian, but because we're human (in other words, it ain't just us)
Oregon is in Wisconsin.
And Milwauke is in Oregon. Go figure. ;-)
Actually, the founding fathers of Milwaukie (sorry I spelled it wrong above) actually chose the spelling deliberately, from what I heard. You see, they didn't want to confuse people about which city they were talking about.
Correct spelling seems to be a problem for the majority of americans today. Sad.
I live in Portland (that'd be in Oregon, naturally), and I think you'd be pretty hard-pressed to find a town in Oregon that *wasn't* named after another city somewhere else. Or a person (e.g., Boring).
"I live in Portland (that'd be in Oregon, naturally),"
If memory serves, there is also a Fork, OR... isn't there? My sister and I laughed for miles after passing the sign for that on one of our road trips.
The distinction between Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon, is quite familiar to anyone who plays the game "Rail Baron." Especially if they like to purchase the Boston and Maine railroad for a measly $4,000 :-)
>>> If memory serves, there is also a Fork, OR. <<<
George, Washington (about 30 miles east of where I-90 crosses the Colombia) is a far more amusing town name.
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