Home » Dictionary » Deadwood City

Deadwood City

Deadwood City
 n.— «It is also hard to picture Mount Carmel. Some of the bungalows and gardens on Elwood are cute enough for Carmel-by-the-Sea, but the nearest mount is a long way west. The name comes from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, which holds down the corner of Fulton Street and James Avenue. On the south side of James, Chevys and El Caminos are parked in weedy front yards—a symbol of deep “Deadwood” City.» —“Redwood City’s Secret” by Sam Whiting San Francisco Chronicle June 27, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Life of Riley (episode #1533)

Unwrap the name of a candy bar, and you just might find a story inside. For instance, one chewy treat found in many a checkout lane is named after a family’s beloved horse. And: 50 years ago in the United States, some Latino elementary...

Off the Turnip Truck (episode #1532)

It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when people disagreed over the best word to use when answering the phone. Alexander Graham Bell suggested answering with ahoy! but Thomas Edison was partial to hello! A fascinating new book about...