A few of us here have spoken of the towns we live in or have resided in at various points in our lives. But, have we really thought much about how the name was arrived at? Rarely did I bother to think much regarding this as some places are obviously named for famous people. However, let us take Ken's hometown of Millinocket; yes a mill was built there, but where did the rest of that name derive from? My hometown was called Riverdale. Not too original I might add. It was a part of a township of a different name, but separated and became an incorporated municipality 122 yrs. ago. So named due to it being a dale with a river running through it. Prior to that, I lived in Manhattan which originally was New Amsterdam, but later derived its name from Manna-Hata, a dialect of the Lenape Indians. Burbank, California, another home of mine of course was named for a dentist, Dr. David Burbank, who became renowned for many things during his lifetime. Well, anyway, you get the idea, I'd love to read the various origins of the places many on here came from.