HELL, Michigan (AP) — They’re planning a hot time in Hell on Tuesday.
The day bears the date of 6-6-06, or abbreviated as 666 — a number that carries hellish significance.
And there’s not a snowball’s chance in Hell that the day will go unnoticed in the unincorporated hamlet 60 miles west of Detroit. . .
In 1841, as one story goes, Reeves was sitting one day with a group of friends in the general store when someone asked him, “What are you going to name your town?” He hastily replied, “I don’t care, call it Hell, if you want to.” Despite efforts to claim Reevesville or Reeves Mill as official names, “Hell” stuck. Reeves is said to have regretted his levity the rest of his life.
Another story claims that German immigrants were arriving in a curtained stagecoach one sunny summer afternoon, and one said to the other, “So schÃ¶n hell.”. Roughly translated as, “So nicely bright” or “So lovely light”. Hell was overheard and used as the town’s first name.