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Offline Queen Mabb

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Albion
« on: December 10, 2015, 02:32:04 AM »
I just looked up the word "Albion" and wouldn't you know, it's a little town in Oklahoma in Pushmataha county!  As a reader from Oklahoma, I am thrilled to see Mr. Butcher named one of his Spires after one of our towns! ;)

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Re: Albion
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 04:13:15 AM »
Albion is also one of the earliest known names for the British Isles.
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Re: Albion
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 02:47:55 PM »
Not to put words in their mouth, but given the  ;) emoticon, I'm guessing Queen Mabb realizes that and meant her comment as a joke.
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Re: Albion
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 01:55:45 AM »
Always amuses me that I live about 4 miles from Dallas
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It's 1 street in the middle of Moray in north Scotland but it's very pretty!
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Re: Albion
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2016, 11:48:19 PM »
I grew up near what is quite possibly the only 'Lincoln' in the U.S. *not* named for Abe-- it's named for the place the town founders emigrated from. Lots of towns in New England have old world parent/sister cities-- unfortunately, sometimes it means you have to ask which state, since the names are often repeated!

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Re: Albion
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 01:29:16 AM »
Nova Albion was the name Sir Francis Drake called the place he landed in California, now called Pt.Reyes. As a history dork who used to backpack there. Thanks for a better understanding of the name. And please excuse my intrusion on your forum! Cheers!

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Re: Albion
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2016, 08:12:57 PM »
I grew up near what is quite possibly the only 'Lincoln' in the U.S. *not* named for Abe-- it's named for the place the town founders emigrated from. Lots of towns in New England have old world parent/sister cities-- unfortunately, sometimes it means you have to ask which state, since the names are often repeated!

We have a town called "Lincoln" in Argentina  :). It was named for Abe, though. The legend (probably false) goes that it was the first town in the world who received its name after Lincoln's assassination and so it was decided to give it his name in a sort of hommage (It is true the city was named in the same year Lincoln died, and it was probably the first Argentinian town which received its name after that moment, what I doubt is that it was the first town "in the world").

We also have the Lincoln cookies  :)
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Re: Albion
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2016, 10:04:04 PM »
There's a "Washington" in England, in Durham County. So we have the original "Washington, DC" ;D