Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
We can't wait for next week.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The two returning Survivor alumni each made some interesting and bold moves this week. Coach's decision to bring out the idol shortly after he and Brandon led prayer to find it, did not impress. It is hard to be impressed by someone that is being dishonest and misleading people, especially when one of them is the one you are rooting for. Although, Rick is smarter than Coach thinks, so hopefully he was onto him. Ozzy's decision to sacrifice himself to Redemption Island was a far more impressive move. It looked as if he may go back on his "worst case scenerio" move, but he held true to his word. For his sake, we hope it was the right decision.
If the merge is on the horizon, we are sincerely hoping this will be Rick's time to shine and finally let everyone see the personality that we know & love :)
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The dissension in the Savaii tribe is short lived, as Ozzy throws a fit, pouts and gets over being blindsided by the last tribal council in a hurry. Probably a good idea as there is another immunity challenge coming up and going to Tribal Council again might be quite unpleasant. What a challenge it was, much like my beloved Dallas Cowboys the Upolu tribe has a fantastic start and a huge lead thanks to the great teamwork by Rick and Brandon, but blows it in the second half of the challenge when Coach and Mikayla can't seem to get their coconuts to fly, giving Savaii tribe immunity.
Strength and loyalty seemed to be the theme of the day dividing, Coach, Brandon and Edna against Albert, Sophie and Mikayla leaving Rick to be the deciding vote. Each side has a strong argument about who should go and why and it is obvious Rick is the swing vote. As he so eloquently put it "You are damned if you do and you are damned if you don't". Truer words were never spoken, but in the end you have to do what you feel is best for your own survival and loyalty won out over strength sending Mikayla to Redemption Island.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The pieces that I felt were good purchases have attractive styling, a flattering fit (no matter if I have gained a few pounds), quality fabric and are in a flattering color. The things that I couldn't believe were hanging there were mostly things that once they had been washed, they had lost their shape, their coloring had faded making them less than attractive or the color was not all that great to begin with.
Since I began working at Burns Saddlery I have become a lot more aware of my choices when it comes to purchasing clothing. It takes a little more than a "that is cute" for me to buy an item. I look at how it hangs on the hanger, I feel the fabric, and I try it on. More often than not, the things hanging in the closet that don't get worn are those things that I didn't take the time to try on. Not only does trying clothing on give you a sense of the fit, but how the coloring of the item either flatters you or detracts from you.
It is difficult to tell if something will hold up in the wash, but it pays to do a little research. Get a feel for quality fabric. The best way to do this is take the time to search out quality items, even if they are not in your budget, you can get a feel for quality with a little examination. Hold the fabric up to the light and tug the threads in opposite directions (gently of course) Are there a lot of threads per inch, does the fabric "give" and how much light can you see? A thin, cheap cotton will give and let a lot of light through. Run your hand over the fabric and feel for quality and smoothness. Scratch it with your fingernail to see if it pills or comes up.
Also take a little time to read the tag, natural fibers, such as cotton, wool and cashmere tend to be better quality and hold up better than synthetic fibers, such as nylon, polyester and acrylic. A good majority of clothing is made in a blend of natural and synthetic, and it is always better to have a higher content of natural fibers in any blend.
Taking the time to not only develop your style, but to educate yourself on quality will help you fill your closet with pieces that you will find yourself wearing for years to come.
Friday, October 14, 2011
By far the most disgusting challenge ever, but squeaking by was Upolu, giving our local rancher another week for us to watch. He did have a little more to say this time and was genuinely thrilled with the challenge. Lucky for him Mikayla picked up the piece of meat that he dropped, it was surely the 2 ounces that put them over the top.
We all agreed the blindside made by the Savaii tribe was classic. Poor Elyse & Ozzy had no idea what was up. I guess laying in the hammock all day keeps you from catching onto the buzz going around the tribe. Cochran has become quite the puppet master or so he thinks. You have to hand it to the kid, he knows how to play the game.
We are excited to see what happens next week :) it should be good.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
We all agree we would like to see Brandon go, we all get a chuckle out of Cochran, and they made the right decision in tribal council. It will be interesting seeing Christine and Stacy face off on Redemption Island next week. Once again, we can only hope that our local rancher's strategy keeps paying off.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
This week we are featuring our Burns Personalized Honey Shotgun Chaps. These chaps serve as the background in our ad featured in the November 2011 issue of Western Horseman Magazine.
All of our custom chaps are hand made. They are hand cut, tooled and assembled and we use only the highest quality leather and hardware in our chaps giving you a product that we are proud to put the Burns name on.
The Burns Saddlery Custom Personalized Honey Shotgun Chaps feature
- Honey chap leather
- Hand tooled arrowhead basket yoke
- Chestnut buck stitch accent
- Unique design and tooling
- Fringe on side
- Special selected, hardware
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Once again our local rancher stunned us with his silence. Of course it would be difficult to get a word in with Brandon and all of the drama spilling out of his mouth. For someone who does not like drama, the guy can sure create it. It is unanimous we all think he needs to go.
As for Rick, he was awesome at the challenge, as was the entire Upolu tribe earning themselves immunity from tribal council. As for the Savaii tribe, it made for some rather entertaining television with Papa Bear trying to trick his tribe into thinking he had the hidden immunity idol by running around all sorts of crazy like and going so far as to make a package to stuff in his pants that resembled an idol. By far the best comment of the night came from Cochran along the lines of Papa Bear returning to camp with " a rather large bulge in his pants". Bulge or not, no one seemed to fall for the fake idol scheme, ultimately sending Papa Bear to Redemtion Island to face off with Christine.
Here's keeping our fingers crossed we at least hear SOMETHING from Rick next week :)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
We are also excited to announce the Burns Custom line of hats. They are built at our Salina location allowing us to provide you with a unique, quality hat that is designed by and built especially for you.
And as always we are working closely with Lucchesse Boot Company to design unique boots with the Lucchese quality that you have come to expect. The vast majority of the Lucchese boots that we carry in our stores have been designed by one of the members of the Burns Team and are only avaliable through us.
Watch for more in depth posts on all of our exclusive Burns items in the months to come.
Friday, September 23, 2011
So I was going to share with you the many activities that we have in our little town. Tuesday was the King & Queen contest, guys and girls from the senior class pair up and run together. This year they did a skit, modeled personality wear and answered an on stage question. Still no word as to who won, I will remember to ask :) Tuesday night was a home volleyball game that everyone was encouraged to wear blue. The boys really get into this one painting their faces blue and the whole 9 yards.
Wednesday brought the lip sync. There were some pretty funny skits, but as usual the faculty stole the show with their "Mash Up" of the 1980's. Thursday was the pep assembly led by our cute cheerleaders,
Friday brings the parade, tail gate party and the big game. The best part of the entire week, Go Wolves!!!! Saturday will conclude the week with cleaning off the windows and the Homecoming Dance. Then once again, our little town will back to "normal", if that is at all possible. It is great to have traditions to look forward to and make memories of.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Regardless, there was a little bit of drama in the Upolu Tribe that made for some really interesting TV. We are so over the entire Brandon is Russell's Nephew. Really, Who Cares????? We did find it rather humorous that he is so incredibly freaked out by Mikayla, its not really her fault that she is the cutest girl in the tribe and he can't handle it. It would be a foolish move to vote out the strongest female player for nothing other than being attractive. Luckily, Coach put the little white lie Brandon told him about Stacey and Christine voting for Mikayla out on the table and it backfired :) Funny how Brandon didn't end up putting Mikaylas name down either. However, in the end, Christine getting voted out was obviously the best move. And all the while during this tribal council, not a word from Rick, unusual for sure.
Here is hoping next week our local rancher has more to say so that everyone can get to see Rick the way that we do :)
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
According to Wikipedia the first official homecoming game was the University of Missouri's 1911 football game in which alumni were encouraged to attend. It was the first annual homecoming centered around a parade and football game (which if my math is correct this is a one hundred year old tradition). The history leading up to this game, dates back to 1891 when the Missouri Tigers first faced off with the Kansas Jayhawks which is the oldest college rivalry west of the Mississippi. The intense rivalry took place on neutral sites for many years, until a conference regulation announced intercollegiate football games be played on college campuses. To renew excitement in the rivalry, ensure a good turn out for the game and celebrate the first meeting of these two teams on the campus in Columbia, Missouri, the athletic director invited alumni to "come home" for the game. Along with the football game the celebration included a parade and spirit rally with a bon fire.
As with many homecoming celebrations, there are many different activities going on. It is tradition that the classes along with the organizations at the High School paint the windows on the local businesses.
The cheerleaders generally paint the windows of Burns Saddlery. They are always so clever and the windows turn out great.
The cheerleaders also make signs for all of those students participating in the fall athletics, football, volleyball, cross country, golf and soccer. They hang them on the houses of the athletes so everyone knows that it is the "Home of a Wolf".
Stay tuned tomorrow for a run down of the rest of the weeks activities. I love small town life :).
Friday, September 16, 2011
We all have our favorites and can't wait for them to play again. Then we have such a great time talking about the games and analyzing them. Football is by far our favorite sport!!!!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
He also was included in the 5 person alliance with Albert, Brandon, Coach and Sophie. According to Coach, having a strong 5 will take you far and first day alliances are the strongest and it has been proven time & time again. Sweet, this is right where we want our rancher from Utah to be :)
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The ladies jacket is a great color blocked charcoal grey with royal blue lining and black accents. It features zip pockets as well as an MP3 pocket, adjustable and windproof cuffs and lining. It is finished with the Cruel Girl logo and custom zipper pull.
The men's jacket is a black with red lining and accents. It also features the zip pockets and zippered MP3 pocket. The cuffs are adjustable as well. It is topped off with the Cinch logo uniquely running vertically along the zipper.
Check out these great jackets as well as the other great outerwear we have on our website www.burnssaddlery.com.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
It could be that as a mother of 2 freshmen, 1 in high school and 1 in college I have gotten a little preoccupied in trying to be super mom. Or it could be that it is getting close to the end of our fiscal year at work and that means time to evaluate the past year and prepare for next. It might be that I need to invest in some Ginko Biloba to improve my memory as it seems not to be working as efficiently as it once did. Excuses aside, I need to find it and quick.
I guess all of that said, I am human and I am bound to drop a few of the balls that I am juggling. I'll try to do a better job of keeping this one in the air from now on :)
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Imagine if you will, a navy blue double knit blazer with a slight white and red plaid pattern. Silver buttons that Bill paid big bucks for. Fire engine red, double knit, bell bottom slacks. White full quill ostrich cowboy boots with the absolute most pointy toe you can think of. Completing the look a high 7" tall crown cowboy hat with a rounded front. And imagine all of this on a man that is 5' 3" if that.
Now I totally believe that Bill was rocking the leisure suit, because he is a very nice dresser. But the entire idea of the get up had Kody and I almost rolling on the floor. Now I'm sure the idea of me in my "totally awesome" valley girl get up of the 1980's would probably cause Bill the same reaction.
I am loving the nostalgia that we brought back for that little bit of time this weekend. It makes life fun to look back, think of the things we've worn because they were the style and laugh our heads off :)
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I pulled this picture from the internet, (hopefully it will help the guy trying to sell them on ebay) because I could not believe it. Where was I when this was the "in" thing? Apparently Braydan had a pair in High School circa mid 1990's and Kody always wanted a pair for PE Class. I'm not sure that this was an absolute "in" thing, so I went on a www. search to see what I could find out.
On page 4 of my bing search I did find at Yahoo! Answers, that Tony Lama produced a pair of boots for singer Willie Nelson that were inspired by a pair of sneakers. Other than that nothing, not even on Tony Lama's website. So I submitted a question. I will let you know if I hear back.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This chapter of the Burns story was made possible by one hard working, creative, outstanding woman, Donna Burns. When asked over the last few weeks if we are going to replace her, I always reply that "Donna is irreplaceable" and it is so true. Donna taught herself to sew and with her meticulous eye and high sense of perfection she built a quality product that has retained it's unmatchable reputation. Donna has touched every seat cover that has ever left the building.
I asked Donna where she came up with the idea for the seat cover she told me that Uncle Don Burns approached her about repairing a seat in his pick up. She thought it would work out better just to cover it. It took her a full day to figure it out, but that she did and within 1 week she had 7 orders, of which she could tell you the names of those 7 people. She related to me that the first seat cover she made was orange and what do you know the last seat cover she made was also orange.
It didn't take long for people to realize what a gem the Burns Custom Seat Covers were and business boomed. At one point in time there were 20 sewers working shifts around the clock to keep up with the demand. And for 10 years there were no other Indian Blanket seat covers offered anywhere. When word spread that Donna was going to retire, the calls flooded in. She was swamped with orders for 2 months straight, with some people ordering multiple sets.
Over the years several people have come and gone, adding their talents to the seat covers, but 1 remarkable woman has been by Donna's side since the age of 18. Sue Williams has sewn more seat covers that any employee. This dynamic duo has run the show for the past 15 years with the help of James Sorensen. James comes in at 5:30 am to cut and sew ends and keep things running smooth. Sue and Donna just worked together so well, they just had a flow about them and made an unbeatable team.
It is with sadness that we close this chapter, but with sheer awe, amazement and appreciation that we pay tribute to a woman that has accomplished and contributed so much to the legacy of Burns Saddlery.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
They come from the Lucchese Cowboy Collection. Both the Cigar and Black boot feature a full hornback vamp with a coordinating elephant heel counter for durability. The quarters are a matching goat with a heavy silk stitch pattern. Both very cool looking boots for sure.
This gave me a little insight when it comes to personal style. Who is to say that girls that wear western branded clothing don't wear heels or chunky jewelry? Or girls that wear heels and chunky jewelry don't wear Cruel Girl? There are a lot of girls that lead a "double life" as quoted by our Miller International Rep., Shane. He was referring to those girls that work in an office during the day and are cowgirls in the evenings and on the weekend. And it makes perfect sense to me that the two can overlap.
It is no secret that I am not a cowgirl, but I love my boots and jeans that are made by "western" brands. I like combining different "styles and brands" for instance I am wearing a baby doll top from Buckle, my skinny jeans by Rock & Roll Cowgirl and flats by Roxy today. I think the overall look is great. All I need to do is change one component of the outfit, such as swap my flats for boots and I have an entirely new and just as great look.
So the point of my post being, don't limit yourself in thinking that because an item comes from a certain brand of clothing that it must be worn in conjunction with only articles of clothing from the same "style or brand". Combine components of an outfit in a way that you like, and change them up for an entirely different look.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
They feature reinforced toes, low profile flat seam, ribbed comfort fit arch support, reinforced heel, added support on the calf and a certified stay up top.
They come in 3 lengths, Over the Calf, Crew and Quarters. And also 3 styles, Men's, Ladies and Youth. One great thing for us girls is that the Cowgirl socks are specifically designed for a woman's narrower foot so they are less likely to slide or bunch up in the toe area.
They are made from a combination of the finest quality cotton and Sorbatek to keep the feet a more consistent temperature and to absorb, move and release moisture away from the skin. As well as Lycra to ensure the sock keeps its shape and continues to fit well. They also feature AntiMicrobial Yarn that permanently inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria,
With all of the technical stuff said, these socks rock. They are comfortable, fit well, don't fall down and help keep your feet from getting smelly. A definate must for anyone wearing boots.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I love the look of baseball tees and these are both a great take on that style. With the black burnout raglan sleeves and bright screen prints, both shirts add a fun and funky touch to your wardrobe. Perfect for back to school.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Style as defined by my friend dictionary.com is a mode of fashion, as in dress, especially good or approved fashion; elegance; smartness. The definition doesn't help much, so I went to my next best world wide web friend Bing. I typed in How to develop personal style. This was a little more helpful.
According to wikihow, which is toted as a how to manual that you can edit, there are some pretty reasonable tips to developing your personal style. Here are a few.
*Be observant of fashion, both around you and inside of you. Your interests can lead you to clothing choices that can work for you.
*Don't let trendy things scare you off.
*Don't force yourself to wear something that you are not comfortable in
*Find a few style muses, allow someone elses quirkiness or elegance inspire you
*Most importantly, wear your clothes with confidence- don't let them wear you.
Pretty good tips for beginning a personal style development. I think I have already begun by being observant of fashion, hence my sudden interest in personal style. However I am going to become more aware of the fashion around me. I am excited to share my observations and thoughts with you and hope you'll share yours :)
Friday, August 5, 2011
Just a few random fun facts about Wrangler
*The first pair of Wrangler Jeans was made in 1943
*In 1947 Wrangler Authentic Western Jeans, designed by celebrity tailor, Rodeo Ben are introduced to the American Consumer. Professional rodeo cowboys Jim Shoulders, Bill Linderman and Freckles Brian wear test the 13MWZ and endorse the Wrangler name for durability.
*In 1974 the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association officially endorses Wrangler Jeans
* In 1996 1 out of 5 pairs of jeans sold in America features a Wrangler label.
Wrangler is also having their Everything Wrangler Sale. For every 2 pieces of Wrangler Apparel you purchase over $14.95 each, you can get a $10 rebate from Wrangler by Mail from August 5th to August 28th. So stop by and stock up on your Wranglers for back to school.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The socks that you are wearing make a difference. I tell you this from experience. I have the Dan Post Cowgirl Certified Boot Socks and there is no way I can wear them with my caimen or lizard boots. They make them a little too snug as the lizard and caimen do not "give" as much as my buffalo or goat. Instead I wear a Thorlos liner, which is a lighter weight sock, making them a perfect fit. Always try on boots with a sock that is the thickness that you normally wear. Or if you are like me, adjust your socks as needed.
The next step is gauging fit. When putting your foot into a boot, it should "pop" in from the throat of the boot. If you struggle through the throat or your just foot falls in, the boot is likely not a good fit. It is also important that you try on both boots. Most people have slight differences in the size of their feet. It is always important to fit your larger foot. In some instances if the size difference is more noticeable, we have had to custom order two different sizes and widths of boots.
When the boots are on your foot should stand and gauge 3 things.
1. A properly fitting boot should be snug but not tight across the instep of your foot. The leather should not be extremely tight nor should it be extremely loose. You should be able to look down at your foot and see the welt stitching. If your foot is "falling" over the welt stitching, the boot is most likely not the correct width. Also, if your foot is sliding all around in the boot, the width is probably not correct. Your toes should have plenty of room to move comfortably and should not be cramped in any way, nor should you have room to slide your foot back and forth.
2. When you walk, there should be some slippage in the heel and up to 1" is perfectly fine. The heel slippage will subside once you have worn the boot and the boot becomes broken in. Slip in the heel seems to be a big concern to people that are new to boots, some heel slippage is not an indication of ill fit.
3. The boot should feel comfortable. If the boot does not feel right when you try it on, it is likely that it won't become comfortable after you wear it. It is possible to try on 2 pairs of boots made by the same company and have a completely different fit from each boot.
A pair of boots is a great addition to your wardrobe and can be your favorite go to for years to come. I highly recommend shopping for boots when you have the time to get properly fitted, because it makes all the difference.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Both of these outfits would be a fun addition to any girl's back to school wardrobe. Stop in and see all of the other great things we are receiving in daily.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
This is one darling jean. My favorite with a dark wash, heavy black and silver blue stitching, black leather on the flap pocket with just the right combination of rhinestones and studs. With the classic Cowgirl Tuff fit, you can't go wrong with this jean for your "Girls Night Out"
Thursday, July 28, 2011
We will be featuring the Lucchese Cowboy-Cowgirl line of boots and our very own Burns Custom Cutting Saddles, which we have several to choose from. We will also have Resistol Hats, Burns Custom Hats and tack items.
The show is free to the public and well worth checking out the event as well as the vendors.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
This granite colored, cotton blend fleece jacket by Ariat features a double button down closure and attached hoodie. And you didn't read that wrong, yes the same Ariat that makes boots. It is the perfect light weight and fashionable jacket for a cool fall evening.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I have added their blogs to our Favorites, they are Capturing Dawn and Photography by K'brina. I encourage you to check them out, and I'm confident you will agree that these girls are talented. They each have an amazing eye and unique style, both in their photography and editing. It is so fun to see people excel at something that you can plainly tell that they love.
Way to go ladies, we can't wait to see the incredible things you come up with next.
Friday, July 22, 2011
So for my Friday Favorite this week, I definitely think my favorite thing in the store is my fellow co-workers. I love being a part of the Burns Team. It is my absolute pleasure to come to work every day. While I was gone, I missed the camaraderie that we have, it is great to be able to have such a good relationship with the people I spend a majority of the day with.
We have some really great things in the stores, but the people that are here really make the Burns stores, exceptional places to shop and to work.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Elephant is a durable and rugged leather and this boot will give you years of great wear.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
This darling hot pink button down with daisies and horseshoes by Cruel Girl is perfect for your little rodeo princess.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Here is the link Amberley Snyder: Overcoming Obstacles, I hope you are as truly inspired and amazed by her story as I am.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wendy has rocked the floor with the boots and I haven't done half bad with jeans & shirts. I've even sold a little jewelry today. Not too bad for the book keeper. On the road is definitely a different ballgame from what I am used to, but I welcome the opportunity. I will say though, everyone is asking for Scott & Danna. They love them so their presence is definitely missed. We have such great leaders at the helm and we have big shoes to fill.
Good luck to all of those barrel racing this weekend both in Vegas and in Salina. I'll check back with more adventures tomorrow :)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The 1931 Stamford, Texas Cowboy Reunion, a weekend rodeo, decided to add girls, sixteen years and older, that were sponsored by area businesses and represented the community from which they came. The girls would lead the parade and participate in various minor rodeo activitiesand be avaliable to visit and dance with the cowboys at the social events each evening. The following year the young ladies were given prizes for the best mount, most attractive riding outfit and best horsemanship. The horsemanship was demonstrated by riding in a figure-eight around barrels. In 1935 the Stamford event changed the barrel racing to a cloverleaf pattern, but it was not judged strictly by the shortest time until 1949.
It is believed that Barrel Racing first saw competitive light in the state of Texas. The WPRA was developed in 1948 by a group of women from Texas who were looking to make a home for themselves and women in general in the sport of Rodeo. When it initially began, the WPRA was called the Girls Rodeo Association, with the acronym GRA. It consisted of only 74 members with as little as 60 approved tour events. The Girls Rodeo Association was the first body of rodeo developed specifically for women. The GRA eventually changed its name and officially became the WPRA in 1981. The WPRA still allows women to compete in the various rodeo events as they like, but Barrel Racing remains the most popular event competition.
The Xtreme Barrel Races are held at the Blackhawk Arena in Salina, Utah and Burns Saddlery is a proud sponsor of the series. To find more information about Xtreme Barrel Racing click here.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
In July 1776 the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation
The nation's estimated population on this July Fourth
In 2010, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($2.8 million) was for U.S. flags made in China.
Dollar Value of U.S. flags exported in 2010. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $256,407 worth
The value of fireworks imported from China in 2010, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported.
Number of places that have "liberty" in their names. The most populous one as of April 1,2010 is Liberty, Missouri (29,149) Iowa with 4 has more places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty, and West Liberty.
Number of places that have "eagle" in their names. The most populous is Eagle Pass, Texas (26,248).
Number of places with "independence" in their name. the most populous one is Independence, Missouri (116,830).
Number of places that have "freedom" in their names. The most populous one is New Freedom, Pennsylvania (4,464)
Number of places with "American" in their name. The most populous one is in our very own home state American Fork, Utah (26,263).
All of these fun facts can be found on the US Census Bureau Website. Have a happy & safe July 4th.