Nothing, AZ

betgo

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Jul 2011
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I was doing a jigsaw puzzle of Arizona and came across the town of Nothing. I looked it up and it has population of 0. Apparently, someone put a gas station and convenience store there on the highway and called it Nothing because there was nothing there in the middle of the desert. The gas station closed in 2005.
 
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Chlodio

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That's a common joke in the west where there are wide open spaces and little else. Check out the end of the movie "Castaway." If you go north from the Texas panhandle there's a whole lot of nothin' all the way to Canada.
 

betgo

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Jul 2011
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That's a common joke in the west where there are wide open spaces and little else. Check out the end of the movie "Castaway." If you go north from the Texas panhandle there's a whole lot of nothin' all the way to Canada.
To the Canadian border? There might not be much until the roads end in Canada.
 

Lord Fairfax

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Jan 2015
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Changing trains at Terrapin Station...
To the Canadian border? There might not be much until the roads end in Canada.
Not quite nothing...
If you go north from the Texas Panhandle on highway 83 through North Platte NE and Bismarck ND, youll pass lots of farms and small rural towns all the way into Canada, and if you go northwest from there on the Yellowhead & Alaska highways you can drive all the way up to the Arctic Circle, somewhere north of Whitehorse.
 

royal744

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Jul 2013
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San Antonio, Tx
Not quite nothing...
If you go north from the Texas Panhandle on highway 83 through North Platte NE and Bismarck ND, youll pass lots of farms and small rural towns all the way into Canada, and if you go northwest from there on the Yellowhead & Alaska highways you can drive all the way up to the Arctic Circle, somewhere north of Whitehorse.
This is why we call all those farm-intensive states to the Canadian border “flyover country”. As a former resident of Edmonton, Alberta - nice town, actually - I’m very familiar with the concept of “empty”. I can’t think of a single Canadian big city that is further north than Edmonton.