I stopped by Lovelock, Nevada on my way to Sturgis. Given Nevada’s reputation for the bawdy and tawdry, I always assumed that the town of Lovelock was named for a carnal embrace. What I found surprised me. There are hundreds of padlocks, many engraved with names and dates, locked onto chains around the court house. The legend is that if two people put a lock on the chain, they will be in love for the rest of their lives.
Then there is Wedlock, which is something entirely different.