Saturday, August 4, 2012


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.

Instead of bawdy and tawdry I found the Lovelock legend to be charming.

Then there is Wedlock, which is something entirely different.

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