Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fact of the Day: A Cherokee State

The state of Tennessee is named after the local town and river of Tanasi. It's a Cherokee word of unclear meaning. The spelling eventually changed to Tennessee.

9 comments:

Shaw said...

Why'd they change the spelling in the first place? Tanasi is easier to spell...

Unknown said...

I'll remember this if I ever actually get a chance to use it...

Zap McBlowfist said...

1st name was indeed better

Content Hedgehog said...

What a great sunset...

InfinitePlans said...

Yea, they should have kept the spelling, it looks pretty ridiculous as it is now.

Terra Shield said...

Interesting...Ha ha. I read somewhere that Americans were always for shorter spelling (color instead of colour?) Maybe those in charge of changing Tanasi to Tennessee preferred long, complicated spelling! :)

Joop Zand said...

This is really wonderful Adam,
lovely colors and a great view.

greetings , Joop

thanks for your comments

Debbie said...

what a gorgeous photo adam, this is really special!!

Nini said...

I love tennessee, great pictures! Nini