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Discussion: Satans Kingdom

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Oct 9, 2019 10:29 PM # 
Holy $hit!

I just noticed that name.

Looks a bit too rugged to have O-potential -- in this case, not necessarily a bad thing...
Oct 10, 2019 2:02 AM # 
Apparently got its name ~350 years ago from settlers who were resentful of the fact that the Native Americans who lived there defended their land.
Oct 10, 2019 5:04 AM # 
The nerve!!!
Oct 10, 2019 11:11 AM # 
There was a letter to the editor in the Hartford Courant about 20 years ago expressing outrage at the name. She apparently was moving to the area and looking at prospective homes, and declared that she could never move to a community that included a place with such a name.

The local ski area, Ski Sundown, overlooks Satan’s Kingdom, more or less. 50 years ago it was sold to new owners and re-branded. The old name was Satan’s Ridge.
Oct 10, 2019 11:44 AM # 
Mr. Scratch seems to have domains in MA, CT, and VT. I don't know the etymologies of the latter two.

Satans Kingdom CT is close to the Devil's Elbow, yes?
Oct 10, 2019 6:15 PM # 
Oct 10, 2019 9:34 PM # 
Domains also called "Satans Kingdom"?
Oct 10, 2019 11:58 PM # 
Oct 11, 2019 1:16 AM # 
Thanks JJ!

CT is a real oddball in that it's a state-owned facility, though SK is apparently the name of the river gorge.
Oct 11, 2019 2:04 AM # 
not necessarily a bad thing...

There's a map in Michigan with a feature called the Devil's Soupbowl or something. Quite a fine place. RMOC has two maps both called Devil's Thumb. The one near Boulder has too much cactus for my taste.
Oct 11, 2019 6:16 AM # 
Ran on the Michigan map ~25 years ago.

Lots of geographic features with "Devil's" in their names. But "Satan's Kingdom" pretty much means hell.
Oct 11, 2019 10:16 AM # 
Figuratively speaking, yes. Though maybe for reasons that have no impact on us.
Oct 12, 2019 11:07 PM # 
I've often wondered how these nearby churches felt about having an address on Beelzebub Rd -,-72.524488...
Oct 16, 2019 9:43 PM # 
This part of the WMA does not seem very orienteering friendly --

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