Origins of Place Names in Oregon

Nadja Adolf nadolf at NAVITEL.COM
Tue Mar 16 19:51:31 UTC 1999


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jeffrey Kopp [SMTP:jeffkopp at TELEPORT.COM]
> Sent:	Tuesday, March 16, 1999 5:18 AM
> Subject:	Origins of Place Names in Oregon
> Hi.  A while back I reported the Oregon Blue Book no longer listed
> origins of place names.  I was somewhat confused.  It refers the
> reader to another book for place-name origins, but it does list the
> origins of the names of Oregon's incorporated cities at
> Some of these are less than helpful, such as "Umatilla ... Named for
> the Umatilla River," but some others are more descriptive.   Cities
> named for Indian tribes are noted as such, but most other native
> names are merely described as "an Indian word for.." But it's a place
> to start.
> Trivia question:  Which Oregon city was named for a painful infection
> in a resident's ear?
> Regards,
> Jeff

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