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:

  1. Ha, I do like the name!

    Have a great week,
    -Kati

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

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  4. Hey I love potatoes. Especially mashed ones!

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  5. That is interesting. Love potatoes.

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  6. "Topeka" is just plain old fun to say.

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  7. It sounds like my kind of place!

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  8. Another fun fact for the day, thanks Adam!

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

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

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  12. A good name for a city of spuds.

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

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