Where on earth is Earth?

Earth is that way

When returning from a trip to Arizona in May 2011, we came back through NM, visited Roswell and then, from all the UFO stuff in Roswell, we found ourselves arriving in Earth, TX.

Earth is only 6 miles away

According to a Wikipedia article, “Earth was established by William E. Halsell, who laid out the townsite in 1924. Originally Halsell named the town Fairlawn, but in 1925 it was renamed Earth when it was learned that there was already a town in Texas by the name of Fairlawn.In order to find a new name the townspeople sent in suggestions, and the agreed-upon best name was chosen. The name Earth was submitted by Ora Hume (O.H.) Reeves, who became the owner of the town hotel. Mr. Reeves’ son-in-law, Frank Wesley Hyatt, was the first postmaster in Earth.

Small population in Earth
Old Earth Welcome sign
Earth United Methodist Church

Ha…there is a church in Earth!!

Yes, there is Earth Police
….And an Earth Fire Department
Welcome to Earth
Earth Water Tower

Oh yes, let’s not forget the Earth water tower!!


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How about a little Charm?

Charm, Ohio

In the midst of Amish country in Ohio there is small community called Charm. The village, though small, does have a post office and even a website.

Keim Lumber in Charm

Not many other signs around the town, but he name alone makes you want to go there. The pastoral environment and Amish atmosphere really does give it some charm!

 

 

 

Amish cart in Charm, OH

Everywhere you look in Charm, you see both Amish folk and lots of Amish influence.

Amish Laundry

The photo above is one of my favorite shots.  Very colorful.

Charm, OH: Old vs. New

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Hungry? How about a visit to Rabbit Hash?

Rabbit Hash, KY

In October 2008 I took a two day road trip with my wife.  We went to Indiana and then came back via some back roads along the river.  Along the way we arrived at the scenic and unique riverside village called Rabbit Hash.

Rabbit Has Mayor – Lucy Lou

According to the Rabbit Hash website: “The town’s name, “Rabbit Hash” is said to have originated during the flood of 1847 when the abundant local rabbit population was driven to higher ground and became a food staple in a special stew called “hash.” Little documented history of Rabbit Hash actually survives, primarily because devastating Ohio River floods in 1884, 1913 and 1937 deluged the little town and ruined many records.”

Rabbit Hash is basically a small hamlet built around an old general store and fun concepts, such as a dog for Mayor.  Lucy Lou is the second dog mayor, following the great lead of Junior Cochran.

 

Rabbit Hash General Store

The Rabbit Hash General Store has been around since before the 1930s.  In 1937 it was completely submerged by a flood but has still remained standing. A walk through the store brings one back to those times with many unique items.

Rabbit Hash Cups

One can get all sorts of Rabbit Hash souvenirs, if interested. Fun Fun Fun.

Inside the Rabbit Hash General Store
Rabbit Hash Sign

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