Talk:Warsaw (village), New York
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(Untitled message by Coryma)
"The village and the town may be named after Warsaw in Poland." To have this sentence uncited sounds like personal speculation. In my opinion, it ought to be cited or removed. I'll let someone else deal with that, as I don't know official policy on encyclopedic form.--Coryma 22:22, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
- After 2.5 years without being cited, I'm happy to remove this sentence. --JBC3 (talk) 20:50, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
- How deep does it have to be to be called deep? 50 feet? 500 feet? 5000 feet? Deep to someone in Kansas may be different from deep to someone near the Grand Canyon. It's subjective and vague language, rather than factual and encyclopedic. I think it would be more useful to include an actual depth and put it into context with the rest of the geography. --JBC3 (talk) 23:01, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
The US20A hill, westbound approach
Notwithstanding the above dispute about how deep the valley is, there is no arguing with the fact that the approach to the village from the east involves descending a very steep, very long hill, at the bottom of which is a sharp curve posted (the last I was through there) 15 miles per hour.
There is a history of wrecks on this grade which would make for a useful addition to this topic. One, involving a gasoline tanker in the mid-1970s, wiped out several houses and poured hundreds of gallons of flaming gasoline into the storm sewers. It's in the historical record, but that one event is far enough back to predate online news. Still, I'm sure data can be found about it, as well as others, if someone cared to look it up.
The eastbound approach is itself no slouch in the steep grade department, and also has a history of accidents. This hill also had, for a long time (not sure it's still there), a railroad crossing halfway down. Typofixer76 (talk) 03:00, 20 November 2009 (UTC)