Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Fact of the Day: Topeka

The capital of Kansas, Topeka was given its name from a man named Joseph James, Jr. who was of Native American and European descent. Nobody knows for sure what Topeka means, but James Jr. told them it meant "a good place to grow potatoes". 

18 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

I LOVE POTATOES.

Kati said...

Ha, I do like the name!

Have a great week,
-Kati

Mary Kirkland said...

I think it's interesting to find out how things and places got their names.

Bob Bushell said...

Potatoes are fattening.

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

Hey I love potatoes. Especially mashed ones!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What would we do without potatoes?

Anna-Alina said...

Great fact!

Pat Hatt said...

lol blah to potatoes.

Margaret D said...

That is interesting. Love potatoes.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Topeka" is just plain old fun to say.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like my kind of place!

DeniseinVA said...

Another fun fact for the day, thanks Adam!

Emmylou said...

I love the meaning:D I do like saying the word Topeka....

Moscow Blogger said...

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Pilar Domínguez said...

Great name for a place if you want to grow vegetables. Kisses:)

stephen Hayes said...

A good name for a city of spuds.

bj said...

"Topeka" just rolls off the tongue in a delightful way....:)