The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 February 2005

Broadway, though, is kind of wide

Fark had an item this morning about Tucson's Old Spanish Trail, which is apparently neither old nor Spanish. (There's also one in Houston, if I remember correctly; it should have similar credentials.)

Not that we can snicker here in Oklahoma City. In the 1970s a subdivision went in west of Ski Island called "Canyon North," and threading down the middle of it is something called Basswood Canyon Road. Quite apart from the fact that we're not exactly overrun (underrun?) with canyons in that part of town, basswood doesn't grow here: it tends to show up in the Midwest and points east, also places not known for canyons.

Then again, County Line Road does run more or less along the (Canadian/Oklahoma) county line. And I will entertain no complaints about the Rivendell area: that's supposed to be, um, fantastic.

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There's also an Old Spanish Trail in Slidell, Louisiana, but I couldn't tell you whether its provenance is genuine. One could argue, I suppose, that those Spanish who were prone to seasickness had to get between Texas and Florida somehow.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:15 AM on 8 February 2005