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Artic

A small settlement represented on the highway by a store and service station. The story of its naming may serve as a lesson to scrawly writers and hasty readers. Its founder named the settlement for his wife, Arta, but, when application for a post office reached Washington, the carelessly written final “a” was read as “ic.” Hence Artic became the name of the town, and Arta, the wife, was not memorialized.