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Peculiar “Where the ‘Odds’ are with You”

The city of Peculiar in Missouri received its name when the first postmaster, Edgar Thomson, had his first choice, Excelsior, rejected because it already existed in Atchison County, Missouri. The story goes that the annoyed Thomson wrote to the Postmaster General himself to complain saying, “We don’t care what name you give us so long as it is sort of ‘peculiar’.” Thomson submitted the name “Peculiar” and the name was approved. The post office was established on June 22, 1868. The town motto is “Where the ‘odds’ are with you.” 

(Source: cityofpeculiar.org)

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