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Introduction To The "for Namesake" Blog

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My name is Rick Etchells. I love to travel 2 lane highways and read about the history of the towns and cities along the back roads of America. Several years ago now I created the American Road Magazine Index. I maintain and update it with each new issue. The index is now available as a online database that allows you to search for the Magazine articles by Road Name, Route, Topic, Author, Department, etc.

 

As I woud travel the back roads and the famous highways such as Route 66, The Lincoln Highway, Our National Road, etc., I often ran across towns that had the same name as famous world cities, towns such as Athens, Berlin, Cairo, Dublin, London, Paris, etc. I would always wonder how did they get those names and what their history was. I became so intrigued by this that I finally wrote and published a book about them. The book was recently released as an Ebook. It is entitled "For Namesake, a Travel Book - Places in America Inspired by Famous World Cities". It is available for the Kindle and devices with a Kindle app at the following Link: http://www.amazon.com/For-Namesake-Travel-Book-ebook/dp/B00CBM6JFK. It is also available for the Barnes and Noble Nook and devices with a Nook App at : http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/for-namesake-a-travel-book-places-in-america-inspired-by-famous-world-cities-rick-etchells/1115130086?ean=2940016722009

 

I believe that the towns talked about in the book would be of interest to the readers of American Road so I decided to start this blog to introduce them to my fellow roadies. With each installment we will talk about one of the towns from the book. In total the book talks about 17 Famous World Cities and 185 places in America that have the same names. The list includes:

 

14 towns named Athens

15 towns named Berlin

07 towns named Cairo

09 towns named Dublin

15 towns named Florence

13 towns named Geneva

17 towns named Georgetown

06 towns named Havana

06 towns, named Lima

09 towns named Lisbon

14 towns named London

05 towns named Madrid

10 towns named Milan

06 towns named Moscow

13 towns named Paris

08 towns named Rome

11 towns named Vienna

08 towns named Warsaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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