Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fact of the Day: La Petite Roche

The capital of Arkansas, Little Rock is named after a landmark along the Arkansas River. Explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe named it La Petite Roche which literally means "Little Rock".

23 comments:

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  2. Interesting to know how places got their names.

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  3. There's a story behind every name. :)

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  4. Cool! The French explored so much of North America -- we forget that now.

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  5. I am learning a lot about American geography. Kisses:)

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  6. Hope the big rocks in little rock don't get jealous

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  7. I agreed with some comments sounds better in French xD But very nice Fact!

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  8. that's interesting! is a very original name! xoxo

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  9. It's always nice to know where names come from!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

    P.S.: Thanks for commenting on my last post!

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  10. So true ! It is a beautiful monument :)

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  11. That name actually sounds cuter in French.

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  12. Now you discussed something I am familiar with.

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  13. Great fact, Adam. Being fluent in French I understood little rock (French version).

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