Tuesday, November 22, 2005

New Moniker for Small Towns

A short while ago, I read about this small town in Texas changing its name to Dish to promote EchoStart Communications Corp.'s Dish Network, and today, another town in Idaho is going to change its name to Secretsanta.com in exchange for cash and a documentary deal. Here are some towns that changed their names in exchange for fame and money:

  • Santa, Idaho - Secretsanta.com (115 people) - Year 2005

  • Halfway, Oregon - Half.com (brought in $75,000 and 20 computers for its schools) -Year 2000

  • Hot Sprints, New Mexico - Truth or Consequences (a radio program that became a TV game show) - Year 1950

You can read more about this at msnbc.msn.com.

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