Show Low, AZ

For our category of weird town names, such as Linoleumville.

The city's home page.

Their Wikipedia entry, from which we learn:

According to a legend, the city's unusual name[5] resulted from a marathon poker game between Corydon E. Cooley and Marion Clark. The two men were equal partners in a 100,000-acre (400 km2) ranch; however, the partners determined that there was not enough room for both of them in their settlement, and agreed to settle the issue over a game of "Seven Up" (with the winner taking the ranch and the loser leaving).[6] After the game seemed to have no winner in sight, Clark said, "If you can show low, you win." In response, Cooley turned up the deuce of clubs (the lowest possible card) and replied, "Show low it is."[7] As a tribute to the legend, Show Low's main street is named "Deuce of Clubs" in remembrance

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 07, 2023
     Category: Regionalism | Weird Names | Gambling, Casinos, Lotteries and Other Games of Chance | Nineteenth Century

So... if you go there, the town, which is mainly occupied by natives and latinos, pronounces its name as chollo, not show low, and that leads one to a veru different definition for the town name, free from the woo of fairy tale.
Posted by jw on 11/07/23 at 11:13 AM
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