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Destinations: Bikinis Texas and Intercourse Pennsylvania

Updated on May 9, 2017

Bikinis, Texas

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Bikinis in Texas and Intercourse in Pennsylvania

For the Weekly Topic to review a destination, I Cyber searched the Internet and found two towns with very peculiar names - Bikinis, Texas and Intercourse, Pennsylvania. I chose to review these towns because I knew it would be fun to write and of my disbelief that you can have town names that cause such a controversial. All I have to say is Bikinis, Kilts and Intercourse - oh my!

At the end of the article I will rate the town names based on the virtual research performed to complete this article.

Bikinis, Texas

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Bikinis, Texas

Down in Texas there are bikinis. There are probably several millions of bikinis in Texas but the one that picked my interest is not a two piece bathing suit or the bikini bottom that shapes from the map above but rather a town called Bikinis. If you drew a horizontal line across Texas from the East coast to the West coast, the town Bikinis is located about the middle of the state just under the horizontal line.

Once known as BankerSmith, Texas, named after the founder who happen to be a banker and his name was Temple D. Smith, is now a town with a swim suit name and instant images of the town itself. Back in 1913 when San Antonio and Fredericksburg were founded, the terrain was so rough that it necessitated a railroad and tunnel to be built connecting the two towns. Mr. Smith (in favor of building a railroad) was the president of the first bank in Fredericksburg's and therefore was able to fund the new path.

Bikinis, Texas (Continued)

As the railroad completed in the 1920s the town grew and a post office was built. The town thrived on railroad business but soon fell to other larger towns paying a higher wage to railroad workers. The people began leaving BankerSmith for better work and by the time the 1940s came around, the railroad was broke and the post office closed. The town eventually closed down until Doug Guller - CEO of ATX Brands, LLC purchased the town and renamed it Bikinis. Doug has indicated, in several press releases, that he decided to name the town after the company that made him his first million - Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill.

Bikinis is located about 10 miles south of Fredericksburg and six miles south west of Luckenbach. If you drew lines that connected all three towns would would see the shape of the front of a bikini bottom. In 2012, Doug was able to purchase the ghost town in Kendall county Texas from Craigslist and has turned it into a country party like destination with the opening of the Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill.

YouTube - Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill

Intercourse, Pennsylvania

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Intercourse, Pennsylvania

When I moved to Pennsylvania in 2000 I was introduced to self service gas stations, liqueur stores that do not sell beer, roads that have both a number and a name, and a town called Intercourse. I had begun to question if I made the correct choice in states moving from New Jersey.

Intercourse, Pennsylvania is located in Lancaster county about 10 miles east of route 340. As you can imagine, Intercourse is a popular tourist attraction in PA but not only because of the name. This town is located in the heart of Amish country and people travel there for both the town name and to see how the Amish live. The town, originally called Cross Keys, was renamed Intercourse in 1814. Perhaps there was a great baby boom that year and that is the reason for the new name. The truth be told is that no one is certain on how the name became what it is today but that is no longer important.

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Intercourse is well worth the experience (sorry - just having fun) to visit a way of life as the Amish live. The country side is beautiful especially when taken by horse and buggy, the food is from local farming and is fantastic, and the shops are amazing. Besides, where else can you get cut off by a horse and buggy that zips out from a dirt road (this actually happened when traveling for ice hockey).

Amish and Intercourse

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Rating The Towns

While I live in the state of Pennsylvania and have always loved the state of Texas, it is difficult to rate only one of these towns so I will rate both and provide an average for the ratings capsule.

Bikinis, Texas - I guess it is true that suggestive marketing works well especially when the economy is not so strong. The sin funds are usually strong in weak times but liqueur, tobacco and sex has a way shining strong in those times. Credit a millionaire for his creativity in making money and generating jobs in a ghost town. He took an idea and again will make millions of dollars with a simple concept. four of five bikini bottoms.

Intercourse, Pennsylvania - If you think this town name is good then you should read some of the adjacent town names. Just as names attract a ton of attention, especially when using sexual themes, so do the Amish. Here we have a great piece of history and a great culture doing things the way our fore fathers and mother did. four of five erotic film awards.

Winner - While both places reach opposite sides of the spectrum, I rated these places a tie. I think there are places for both towns in this diverse multiple cultured world we live in and I do not think either one should be judged over the other. What say you?

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      William E Krill Jr 4 years ago from Hollidaysburg, PA

      I've been to Intercourse many a pleasant time! Actually, you can also visit a few other small towns right near Intercourse, and if you travel through them in order, here is what you have: go through Blue Ball to get to Bird-in-Hand, from there, go through Intercourse to Paradise. Take a side trip up county to the Shady Maple....great eats at a great price!

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      mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      krillco - sounds like you had a great trip...I cannot imagine a better path to rest and relaxation :) I have been to Shady Maple and you are absolutely correct (great food at a great price and lots of eating)...cheers

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      LOL What an interesting hub! Well, I have never heard of either of these places and found the info very fascinating. Bikini's Sports Bar definitely beats out all of the Hooters restaurants, ha ha. As you mentioned, what a marketing tool! However, the Intercourse PA in Amish Country? Come on, how ironic is that! Thanks for a great read and BTW-thank goodness you 'happened' to have at least one original bikini photo to share, lol. Rated up/U/I and sharing.

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      LindaSmith1 4 years ago from USA

      Just gave me an idea for an article. I live in PA, forgot where Intercourse Pa was, yep Lancaster is nice to visit too. Never heard of Bikini, Texas, and lived in Texas too!

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      mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      Hello Denise....I hope all is well...You know this was a ton of fun and I learned some cool meaningless facts about both towns...when I dug through my photo albums looking for bikini pictures I had none but when I went through my digital photo library, I found only one so here it is and I did not take the picture :)

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      mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      cheers LindaSmith1...the Lancaster area is some of the most beautiful country side I have ever been through in PA and Texas is a place I would like to visit one day...I will settle for a virtual view of Texas for now...cheers

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      Huh! So names of cities coined from controversial terms exists... hmmm very interesting and informative hub.

      Voted interesting.

      Have a warm day ahead.

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      mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      Hello Life Iz Beautiful - I like your tag name - it is awesome...controversy is all over this world why not in city names as well...I would be interested in finding out what other peculiar named town exist...cheers and thanks

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Woweeeeeeeeeeee I am so here. That first video was the best 58 seconds of my life and this most obviously to my well trained eyes of being an 'art lover' is hands down (that too-lol) the best hub presentation of all time - you will receive my official endorsement of fan mail in your hubmail box.

      Sending you a high five for this one and a manly salute from lake erie time ontario canada 7:00am

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      mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      Hello epigramman - You know I really enjoyed doing this hub even though HP disabled all the adds due to the words (not content)...I am glad you enjoyed this and perhaps a Bikinis will show up in your town...cheers

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      I sure hope so - please check your fan mail. I enjoyed your interview.

      How has your winter been so far? Here it is snowy cold and very Canada - and yes they wear 'fur' bikinis - lol

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      mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      The Winter in PA has been mild in terms of snow but very cold weather wise...I bet the ice girls get cold during the hockey games :)

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