Friday, June 5, 2009
Only in Texas
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There is a city in Texas called Cut n Shoot. Next time Sara comes down, we are taking a road trip there.
According to one local legend, Cut n Shoot was named after a 1912 community confrontation that almost led to violence. According to differing versions of the story, the dispute was either over:
The design of a new steeple for the town's only church,
The issue of who should be allowed to preach there, or
The conflicting land claims among church members.
Whatever the circumstances were, a small boy at the scene reportedly declared "I'm going to cut around the corner and shoot through the bushes in a minute!" This statement apparently stayed in the residents' minds and was eventually adopted as the town's name.