There's one place I'd like to visit one day, something on my to-do list, Flin Flon, a small city in Manitoba, near the Saskatchewan border. Here's how it got it's unusual name.
|Flin Flon, Manitoba|
Imagine, you're not even a real person and you have a town named after you. You're a fictional character named, Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin a prospector who travels by submarine, in a nearby bottomless lake and discovers a world where everything is backwards, in an early science fiction novel written by J.E. Preston Muddock back in 1905, The Sunless City.
In the book, currency is tin, it must be cheap to live there. The streets are supposedly paved with gold and to top it all off, the inhabitants are ruled by beautiful Amazonian women. Either Josiah is a confirmed bachelor or gay because he decides to escape using a volcano vent.
|Josiah Flintabbatey Flontin|
The reason I want to go there, is to see the road side attraction of Josiah Flintabbatey Flontin himself, designed by Al Capp in 1962, surely, one of Canada's most treasured landmarks. Up there on a pedestal with the Lord Stanley statue in Stanley Park, Vancouver and the Sir John A. MacDonald statue in Victoria Park, Regina and maybe do a little treasure hunting, looking for Sunless City with the streets paved with gold.
Yep, Flin Flon, Manitoba, it's on my bucket list.
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