Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Crate from New York Mills

I saw this old crate today while at a recently opened restaurant in South Minneapolis:

For those not from around these parts, New York Mills is a town in Minnesota, about 180 miles from the Twin Cities, or three-quarters of the way to Fargo, North Dakota.

I love the human (or American?) habit of naming places after other places, often in modified form. I wonder what about this place reminded someone of New York, or of the mills in New York, at least. As far as I know, New York Mills is a place that's dominated by grain elevators and has a lively arts scene. I don't remember any grain elevators in the parts of New York that I've seen.

But then again, what was it about New York that reminded someone of York?

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