When you are traveling by car across the country, you will most certainly see some strangely named towns. Among them is Gnaw Bone, Indiana. While the exact origin is not know for sure, it is possible that the name was the Anglicized pronunciation of Narbonne, the original nearby French settlement. If you ever do pass through Gnaw Bone, be sure to stop at the local gas station for lunch (yes, a gas station for lunch) and hit the food counter in the old garage bay for one of the best tenderloin sandwiches you will find anywhere in a region known for their tenderloin sandwiches.
Gnaw Bone, Indiana March 2014