juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Fri Apr 1 23:10:39 UTC 2005
>From Oregon Geographic Names:
The name The Dalles is derived from the French word 'dalle,' meaning 'flagstone'... The word dalles, to the voyageurs, the river flowing swiftly through a narrow channel over flat, basaltic rocks.
The entry is fairly long, though.
"The Bronx"---I can only suggest that "Bronx" is a Dutch word referring to a
landform or something similar. Compare "The Wisconsin Dells". Similarly I
wonder if "dalles" from "The Dalles" is an Indian word meaning perhaps
"rapids" or "canyon".
James A. Landau
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