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:

Harija said...

Neat

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Emmylou said...

Good to know:)

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Interesting to know how places got their names.

Dana said...

There's a story behind every name. :)

Christine said...

Interesting!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Makes sense to me!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Thanks for sharing this info

the chilicool said...

Fantastico!

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Mama Zen said...

Makes sense.

Pat Hatt said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

It sounds much better in French.

Sakuranko said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Interesting!!!.. Greetings..

Kati said...

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

Have a great day,
-Kati

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

Caro * said...

So true ! It is a beautiful monument :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

That name actually sounds cuter in French.

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LV said...

Now you discussed something I am familiar with.

Kay said...

Fun to know.

Linda said...

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