Thursday, June 29, 2017

Legend of Keyser's Ridge

Legend of Keyser's Ridge

In my current WIP I have a location I have named Keyser's Ridge.  You might be wondering if Keyser's Ridge actually exists--and the answer is YES--in Maryland.  You can look it up on the Internet if you are interested.

For my book, I am exploring the name in my mind and inventing ideas as to why is it called Keyser's Ridge.  I have created 5 reasons behind the name. I would love to hear from you! What is your favorite reason why the Ridge might be called Keyser's Ridge?  Or for all of you creative types, I would love to hear your idea why the ridge is called Keyser's Ridge.


REASON 1
Keyser is the name of the family in town with a large dairy farm.  The ridge runs just past their property line.

REASON 2
Keyser is a local resident who has discovered a large coal mine on his property--he has become a large donor for several community buildings including the school and the sheriff's office.

REASON 3
A train robbery occurred near the town and Keyser was the name of the sheriff who arrested the outlaws.

REASON 4
The Keyser's were newlyweds who had just moved to town.  Unfortunately they tragically died in a severe winter storm.

REASON 5
Old Man Keyser lost his wife and struggled with alcoholism after that.  He tragically drowned while fishing.  His abandoned cabin still sits near Keyser's Ridge, and teenagers tell tales of supernatural experiences when they visit the cabin late at night.

  What's your idea?  I would love to hear from you!

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