Talk:Middlesboro, Kentucky

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Photos?[edit]

Would http://www.flickr.com/photos/sisterbeer/2613631318/ be usable as a photo? Allens (talk) 01:20, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

I would be honoured to include any of your photographs with this article. This summer, I will be writing a history of mine family--some surrounding our investments during the late nineteenth century. WiZeNgAmOtX (talk) 22:58, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Crater in "Seven Wonders of the Solar System" TV series[edit]

Middlesbro is one of the seven wonders of thwe world going to be in the book "sveen wonders" in 09'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.100.94.194 (talk) 20:06, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes! It appears that the British Broadcasting Corporation has filmed the crater for a series "Seven Wonders of the Solar System" - please see this Middlesboro Daily News story for more. Sounds cool, and worth looking out for. Does it need mentioning in the article? I'm less sure. DBaK (talk) 07:39, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Middlesborough?[edit]

I grew up in Middlesboro. I don't remember the two spellings as being used interchangeably; I note that both of the examples cited are for Middlesboro, the only spelling I remember. It apparently was incorporated as Middlesborough, OK, but that spelling isn't commonly used there. Allens (talk) 01:20, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

No, Middlesboro is incorrect. The proper spelling is Middlesborough. Middlesboro was used by the United States Postal Offices as an abbreviation--never intended to "stick"; how ever that be, Middlesboro may be used in exchange for Middlesborough--the proper name.WiZeNgAmOtX (talk) 22:56, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
Do I need to post a link to a picture of the sign on city hall or the city limit sign? No one uses the spelling you indicate is correct with the added 'gh' at the end, not even the country club located in the center of town. Signed, Middlesboro. 184.43.52.175 (talk) 23:06, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
I'm not sure which parts of this rather slow-moving discussion (couldn't quite make it to three years!) are meant to suggest edits to the page and which are just debating it here like a forum. In the hope that improving the page is the objective, I have rewritten the sentence in question a little. In particular, I have removed the word "interchangeably" as it seems pretty clear that this is not the case. The old spelling is undoubtedly still around in some sources, and can be seen in the local press etc at times; but there is little doubt that it is nowadays by far the minority use. Does this help at all? Cheers DBaK (talk) 09:27, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
Nope. The name is Middlesboro. We should note the other spelling but they're not interchangeable at all: the locals, post office, city gov't, state gov't, and federal gov't all use the single spelling. It's a done thing. Noted as such, with cites.
Now, why the hell the city in English is being spelled Middlesbrough, you'd have to ask them. (Seriously: if you're going to go that route, why not "Midulzbraa" or "Midlsbrugh"?) — LlywelynII 05:27, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Main Photo[edit]

Having grown up in Bell County I can attest that the main photo bears no resemblance to the town in question in that it contains no landmarks of historical significance. I suggest another be found. J.Rly (talk) 05:42, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Removed Nicknames[edit]

I nave never in 4 decades heard this town referred to as any of these statements, removing them until someone can source a reference for them.

Twinning[edit]

The article said that Middlesboro is twinned with Middlesbrough in England. However, the ref given is out of date and inaccessible, and Middlesbrough's own twinning page here does not mention the link. I am removing it for now, but a good citation would always be interesting. Best wishes DBaK (talk) 13:50, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Old photos[edit]

Some stuff here at Appalachia – including the English Hotel and Arthur – that is certainly well past copyright and could make interesting additions. — LlywelynII 05:27, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

There are also some of the old Cumberland Gap railroad tunnel at the website linked in the article, although those might not be under the right license. — LlywelynII 05:53, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

IT is asked whether the mention of the highway tunnel is relavent, I feel it is. It is feature of the area. And if you were used to coming into town through the gap every few years and then suddenly there's a tunnel.....well that's relevant. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jonnycando (talkcontribs) 16:40, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

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