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:

Margaret D said...

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

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know that!

Old Kitty said...

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

Anna-Alina said...

Nice fact!!!!

Dana said...

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

DEZMOND said...

Wish we could see the tree

Caro * said...

Good fact ! :)

Mama Zen said...

Makes sense.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Have a great day!

Kati said...

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

Have a fantastic day,
-Kati

Pat Hatt said...

Well beats a brown stick

Pilar Domínguez said...

Interesting question.Kisses:)

Fundy Blue said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A place I'd love to visit!