One of nicest names one could have for a town title is Miriam Vale. A name that both rolls of the tongue but also memorable. Memorable for unexplained reasons.
Miriam Vale is a small town 30k from Gladstone. The town has clearly had better days, but even today has strengths going for it. Historic factors and heritage are awaiting recognition.
Miriam Vale is also renowned as a traditional cattle growing area, and also supports timber, beef and dairy cattle.
In the 1970s signs at the entry to town proudly proclaimed "Welcome to Miriam Vale - Cattle, Tobacco, Timber and Dairy". The tobacco industry faded in the late 1970s followed by the dairy industry in the 1990s
The town can proclaim itself as the gate way to Queensland as Captain Cook in 1770 visited the coast in May of that year. Locals know the area as Round Hill but it is now more famously referred to as the Town of 1770.
The Fig Tree at a minimum and nice beverage shops determine a stopover.