Your Hometown’s True Name Revealed

Want to know what the name of your city or state really means?  Click on this map:

And click on the link below to find out what’s going on here.

‘Atlas of True Names’ charts original town names | Fox News.

However, I see one error already.  Des Moines is translated to mean “Of the Monks.”  That’s what we thought it meant for three hundred years, but go to my message from last November 14 to find out what it really means (hint:  it was an Indian joke).

Years ago, I read some fantasy novels like Ursula K. LeGuin’s “Earthsea” trilogy, which suggested that magicians could get control over a person, animal or object, if they knew that person or thing’s true name.  I wonder what power you will gain by knowing the true name of a place?

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