[Ads-l] [Non-DoD Source] Re: cotton-picking

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Tue Jun 26 10:39:46 EDT 2018


Ah, found a blog post showing the maps in question (from the  USGS National Hydrography Dataset).

http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2011/09/a-brook-run-creek-branch-or-stream-runs-through-it.html


> 
> Somewhere, maybe 7 or 8 years ago, I saw online a series of maps of the US that had all the waterways named "kill" plotted in one color, all
> those named "run" in another, all those named "branch" in a 3rd, etc.  Its purpose was to demonstrate the use of GIS datasets, but it did a
> grand job of showing the regional variations.  I just spend a little time looking for it to link here, but had no luck.
> 
> > > >
> > > > In Virginia it is common for a small stream to be called a "run",
> > > > such
> > > as Bull Run (which gave its name to two major Civil War battles) or
> > > Four Mile Run which is only two or three miles from DC. In the
> > > Baltimore area "falls" does not mean a waterfall but rather a stream
> > > that has rapids or waterfalls in it, e.g. Jones Falls which runs through downtown Baltimore.
> > > In the Hudson and Delaware valleys "kill" (from the Dutch) is used
> > > for a waterway, sometimes a major waterway such as Arthur Kill and Kill van Kull.
> > > There is a town in I think Delmarva called "Whorekill" and I find it
> > > macabre that the wreckage from the World Trade Center was dumped in
> > > an area of Staten Island called "Fresh Kills".
> > > >
> > > > There are other regional names for a stream; the above are the
> > > > ones that
> > > came to mind.
> > > >
> > > > - Jim Landau
> > > >
> > > >
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