Why would a town change its name? There are plenty of reasons, as you’ll find out in this week’s mental_floss List Show. Maybe the incentive was money or infrastructure. Maybe the old name was offensive, or confusing, or associated with something unpleasant. The change could be to honor someone or something the town is known for. Or maybe they just wanted something a little more prestigious. Some of these 25 towns all have their own reasons, some weirder than others.
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