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December 07, 2011

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Nan

Very, very funny! There's a lot of humor in the world, and you find it!

Red Nomad OZ

Hahaha! That's hilarious!!! If it IS a question, what would your answer be??!! Have a great weekend!

Ebie

Aha! I love that name! And the town Ajo, that is garlic in Filipino.

Pam

Giggle giggle, Why is great name, it belongs in DC for a really good laugh :)
I lived in Tucson when I was 7. I remember going up to Mt. Lemmon when it was 110.

Glad you two are save and back in sunny Florida, Sallie.
hugs n smiles,
Pam :)

Annie

I often read the sign "adopt a highway" along roads ... and highways. I always wonder : what have you to do when you adopt one ?? (we have nothing like this in France )

Lady Fi

What a great sign - made me smile!

Eileen

Is is interesting how the town got its name "Why". A great sign for your psot. Have a wonderful day.

Arti

Everything about this post is so interesting! The signs, the history behind the naming of the town, the shots... everything is just so beautifully captured and described, Many thanks for sharing Sallie and Hazel too :)

Francisca

And now we know Why. :-) Another candidate for Blue Highways...

Luna Miranda

your caption of the last photo made me LOL.:p
what an interesting name of a town. great post, Sallie.

Pat

that sure is funny! I'm surprised somebody hasn't spray painted the word "not" so the sign would read "Why NOT senior citizens". Of course, the only ones who'd think it were funny would be senior citizens, and I don't think THEY'D be spraying graffiti on signs! Ha ha!

Nicole

What a find & how cool of a name :D
Just read Hazel's explanation - double cool :D

Penny

This really made me chuckle aloud, Sallie, both for the sign and for your wit. Why, indeed!

SandyCarlson

Thanks for the back story, courtesy of your visitors, and the fun of the present.

Carver

What a fun sign. I love the shot with the mountains.

genie

Thanks for including the history of the WHY name. It is so interesting. These are great signs this week. genie

Martha

I wonder if the local senior chuckled when they adopted the stretch of highway, knowing how the sign would read.

Clytie

I love the name "Why" for a town - why not?

It reminded me of a sign I used to see when we traveled more ... a small town called "Wyeth". We made a game of who would see the sign first and yell out "Wyeth Notteth"!!

Thank you for the wonderful memories, and the wonderful signs!

CameraCruise

Great post!
I read Hazel's explanation. Now it makes sense why they called the town Why.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day.

Al

Classic town name! I remember driving through Wyoming one time, and there was a sign for a town with a population of 1!

Margot

Great find out there in the desert. I like Hazel's explanation. It makes sense. I was thinking the town fathers must have all been philosophers.

Lesley

hmmm, some people did not read Hazel's explanation - why not?

Ewok

i don't know if that is even a question, but what a neat find.

Nick

Interesting! We have a "Wye River" township here in Victoria, which hails back to England's Wye. I wonder if there is a link with that and it was just someone who coudn't spell? ;-)

EG Wow

Makes me wonder WHY the town is called Why.

VioletSky

That explanation makes sense. This part of the country (as in out in the middle of nowhere) has some pretty interesting names.

RedPat

Great post Sallie!

Andy

Why, this is a terrific posting for to day.

Halcyon

This is too funny! A great find. :)

Inger-M

Why indeed, and why not? LOL!

TexWisGirl

ha ha! interesting name history! makes for some odd signage!

Marilyn

Your signs never cease to amaze me, they are all so wonderful, and interesting. I would never have thought a place would be called Why. Interesting countryside.

Hazel

Sallie-I just read why Why is called thus:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why,_Arizona
"The unusual name of the town comes from the fact that the two major highways, State Routes 85 and 86, originally intersected in a Y-intersection. At the time of its naming, Arizona law required all city names to have at least three letters, so the town's founders named the town "Why" as opposed to simply calling it "Y." The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) later removed the old Y-intersection for traffic safety reasons and built the two highways in a conventional T-intersection south of the original intersection."

Louis la Vache

Chuckle!
Why, indeed!

Hazel

You must have fun on your travels-and with your camera! I do enjoy your detail and photos: this really made me smile-after driving home in the rush hour, in a gale and torrential rain!!!

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