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With the name thus at last settled, the expedition entered into the country, fording
the river at a place called in plain fashion, El Paso del Norte, "the crossing of the
River of the North." Years later a town grew up at the ford, and the town at last ...
out translating it, and so they thought it had another meaning, as one of them
wrote: "Lake Superior ... is so called on account of its being superior in magnitude
to any of the lakes on that vast continent." Now and then, however, the French ...
So the lake came to be called merely Michi- guma, meaning "big water," though
there was also a tribe of that name. Later a priest called it St. Joseph, and a
gentleman called it Dauphin, but in the end Michi-guma became Michigan, and ...
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I doubt that most readers of this book would begin at the first page and read straight through to the end. Instead as I imagine many readers would do, I checked the index for a topic I was interested ... Read full review
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A very interesting account on how some of our locations were named. Read full review
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