Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fact of the Day: Baton Rouge

French explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville gave the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge its name. The city's name comes from a land-mark tree they named le baton rouge which means "the red stick" in French. 

14 comments:

  1. That's interesting, amazing how places got their names.

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  2. Wow!! Another fact I never knew until today! Baton Rouge is a tree!! Awww how lovely! Take care
    x

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  3. Very cool. I like learning about how places got their names.

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  4. A tree is a good thing to name a town after in my eyes!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  5. Funny how much cooler it sounds in French! have a good one!

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