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Last post we saw a map of all the towns in North America that are named after periodic elements. This post has some more detail.

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All of the elemental towns in Colorado

Whilst I’m confident that the sainted Leadville was named after lead (a bi-product of the silver mining industry), I’m less confident about Leader, Carbonera and Tinaia, NM. I’ll ask a linguist.

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The Western States, ignoring gold, silver and copper

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