How It’s Named | Valentines

On how it’s named, we look at places around the world that has something in common with something else for example Apple is a piece of fruit but is also a town in the U.S.

To help with he launch of this new series, I’m going to be posting 5 more post on a daily basis over Valentines Week. All of the post over the week of 14th February -21st February 2-16 is going to be love themed.

Happy Valentines Day

In this How it’s Named, we going to look at Valentines Day it’s self as it got a lot more in common than a day of love. There a place and people has valentines in common. 

Valentine’s Day also goes by the name of Saint Valentine’s Day or Feast of Saint Valentine’s, is a celebration observed on 14th February every year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a public holiday in most countries.

Now we got a rough idea what valentines day is all about, shall we have a look at this day has in common, yes please.

There loads of things related or shares the name of Valentines, there around 80 things and below is only a highlight of what has the name Valentines.

  • A Name
  • 9 Places
  • Buildings
  • Military
  • Arts & Entertainment
    • Music
    • Books/Novels
    • TV
    • Film
  • School
  • Racehorse
  • Restaurant

Places

There remarkable 9 places where it’s Valentines Day every day of the year but where how these place and how do they celebrate this day and there town.

Valentine, Arizona – A Broken Heart in the Mohave

Valentine, is located on the route 66 in Mohave County, Arizona, United States.

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It’s now a ghost town, with a few ‘ghost’ sorry residents still living here. but how has this town lost it heart.

Valentines,Arizona was first established in 1898, it’s showed  promise when 660 additional acres were set aside for the Native Americans. In 1901, a two story Indian School was built that served as a day school for the nearby Hualapai Indians and a boarding school for children of the Apache, Havasupai, Hopi, Mohave, Navajo and Papago tribes. A separate school was built for the white children southeast of theIndian school, now referred to as “The Red Schoolhouse.” The Indian School closed in 1937 but reopened sometime later, continuing on until 1969.

The residents peaked to c.700 now there only 38 as of 2000.

Though there are still a few remaining residents, Valentine is a ghost town. However, both the old Indian School and the “Red Schoolhouse” still stand, along with several other remnants of Valentine’s better days.

Valentine, Nebraska – America Heart City

Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,737 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Cherry County.

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Valentine was founded in 1883 when the Sioux City and Pacific Railroad was extended to that point. It was named for Edward K. Valentine, a Nebraska representative.

Valentine was nearly destroyed two years in a row: a large storm with extremely high winds caused extensive damage to trees and buildings in July 2005, and in July 2006 the “Big Rock Fire” engulfed over 3,000 acres (12 km2) of land.

Valentine, Texas

Valentine is a town in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. The population was 187 at the 2000 census. It is the only incorporated municipality in Jeff Davis County. Its name refers to the date of its founding in 1882 by a Southern Pacific Railroad construction crew: February 14. It is one of several cities named Valentine in the United States where the United States Postal Service cancels envelopes for Valentine’s Day.448x_tx_DSC02195.jpg

Click here to read a little interesting article about this place.

Here are places that don’t meet are standards for featuring above

  • Valentine, Indiana – an incorporated town
  • Valentine, New Jersey – an incorporated community
  • Valentines, Virginia –  an incorporated community
  • Valentine, Kansas City
  • Valentine, Haute-Garonne, France
  • Valentine, New South Wales, Australia

I hope you enjoyed my new series on here and if you want to find out more about valentines you can click here for the Wikipedia page on valentine day or click here for the list of things related to valentines

Mike Cunniffe

(C) 04/02/2016- Autism Life

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