POTD: One-Eyed Commanche

One-Eyed Comanche
Commanche, Montana
2020

This is not the first photo I’ve taken in 2020 but the first photo from 2020 that I’ve posted as a POTD. (I’ve been too busy with all the photos I took on our December trip to Nevada and Death Valley. Still more of those to go too.)

I’ve been to Comanche, Texas and Comanche, Oklahoma but never even heard of Commanche, Montana (with or without that second unusal “m”) before until I was looking for a “scenic” detour on our recent trip to Billings, Montana. At just the right zoom level on Google Maps, it will appear on that app’s screen. Anyway, once I saw it I though why not start seeing how many places named Comanche (or Commanche) I can visit. I’m not sure how many there are so it may not be much of a challenge. On the other hand there could be a lot as back in the day the Comanche Indians ranged all the way from Montana to Texas (and likely into Mexico as well). They were a tribe not to be messed with so pretty much had free range to travel about more or less unmolested until the U.S. Army started in on them.

 

2 thoughts on “POTD: One-Eyed Commanche”

    1. Yes, and I’ve driven through that area a few times since. But, I’m looking for populated places with the name Comanche; just Comanche not anything like Comanche Springs etc. According to the USGS list of populated places (which I looked at since the post) there are only four such places in the U.S. The three I’ve been to already (Texas, Oklahoma, and now Montana) plus supposedly a Commanche, Colorado some 40 miles northeast of Denver International Airport according to the gps coordinates the USGS gives (395908N, 1041802W). But if you zoom in on that location via satellite view in Google Maps there is nothing there but two houses across the road from each other. One is obviously in ruins and the other likely is as well. Certainly no signs of life. So I guess my quest is pretty much over!

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