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12 U.S. places where your visit could double the population

By: Laura Moss on Dec. 22, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
A sign for Emblem, Wyoming, with population and elevation information

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Emblem, Wyoming

Emblem is an unincorporated community with a population of 10, but it has its own post office and its own ZIP code. It was founded in 1896, and the area was once known as Germania Bench because German Lutherans were the first people to settle the land. However, the town’s name and its residents became a source of prejudice during World War I, and the surrounding towns demanded that its name be changed to something more patriotic. Specifically, residents were told that the name should be an "emblem of liberty," so the name was changed to Emblem.