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Delmar
Mardela Springs
Marydel
Sylmar
Pen Mar
Nypenn
Virgilina
Alaga
Florala
Alaflora
Flomaton
Missala, Alabama
Penowa
Kentenia
Kenvir
Kensee
Tennelina
Carotenn
Tennga
Carova Beach
Vir-Mar Beach
Dakomin
Kenova
North Kenova
Mondak
Illmo
Tennemo
Illiana, Edgar County
Illiana, Vermilion County
Illiana Heights
Mokan
Arkla and Laark
Moark, Arkansas
Latex
Arkana
Texarkana
Artex
Arkinda
Arkoma
Texola
Texico
Texhoma
Mexhoma
Oklarado
Dakoming
Monota
Alsask
Colmex
Wyocolo
Monida
Idmon
Wyuta
Utida
Ucolo and Urado
Uvada, Utah
Uvada, Nevada
Idavada
Calvada
Calneva
Calor, Orcal, and Calor
Calvada Springs
Calada
Naco
Calexico
Mexicali
Author’s Notes
Tanks
P. 1
Edge Effects

Edge Effects

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There’s something fascinating about border towns. Who hasn’t crossed the line into another state to buy fireworks, gamble, or even to get married? Here are border towns with names as unique as the places themselves, names that bridge the boundaries.

Robert D. Temple brings you a quirky, fascinating, and wholly entertaining look at more than eighty North American border towns in Edge Effects. With an adventurer’s heart and a historian’s keen eye, Temple explores life on the edge and how these places have made their place in history. There’s big-city Mexicali and empty-quarter Idavada, idyllic Vir-Mar Beach and whiskey-soaked Mondak. Then there’s prairie-bleak Alsask, mountain-high Wyocolo, and palmy Florala. And who could forget Texarkana?

Along with finding these towns in the first place comes adventure in exploring them, by highway, four-wheel-drive, boots, and kayak, and in encountering memorable locals: historians, farmers, waitresses, cops, forest rangers, railroaders, and ne’er-do-wells. But even more, these places lead us to investigate concepts of borders, boundaries, frontiers, margins, and marginality, as well as survey lines, battle lines, picket lines, and color lines.

Edge Effects brilliantly examines how frontiers enrich cultures and boundaries define them. But more importantly, it reveals how edges shape local history—and our lives.

A revised edition of Edge Effects was published July 10, 2009.
There’s something fascinating about border towns. Who hasn’t crossed the line into another state to buy fireworks, gamble, or even to get married? Here are border towns with names as unique as the places themselves, names that bridge the boundaries.

Robert D. Temple brings you a quirky, fascinating, and wholly entertaining look at more than eighty North American border towns in Edge Effects. With an adventurer’s heart and a historian’s keen eye, Temple explores life on the edge and how these places have made their place in history. There’s big-city Mexicali and empty-quarter Idavada, idyllic Vir-Mar Beach and whiskey-soaked Mondak. Then there’s prairie-bleak Alsask, mountain-high Wyocolo, and palmy Florala. And who could forget Texarkana?

Along with finding these towns in the first place comes adventure in exploring them, by highway, four-wheel-drive, boots, and kayak, and in encountering memorable locals: historians, farmers, waitresses, cops, forest rangers, railroaders, and ne’er-do-wells. But even more, these places lead us to investigate concepts of borders, boundaries, frontiers, margins, and marginality, as well as survey lines, battle lines, picket lines, and color lines.

Edge Effects brilliantly examines how frontiers enrich cultures and boundaries define them. But more importantly, it reveals how edges shape local history—and our lives.

A revised edition of Edge Effects was published July 10, 2009.

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