data localities

Bill Shear wshear at EMAIL.HSC.EDU
Tue Oct 22 15:44:50 CDT 2002


On 10/22/02 4:35 PM, "James Kruse" <fnjjk1 at UAF.EDU> wrote:

> on 10/22/02 4:27 AM, Snow, Neil at Neil.Snow at UNCO.EDU wrote:
>
>> Try looking up "Cottonwood Creek" in a comprehensive gazetteer of western
>> states in the USA... another example of numerous places with the same name.
>> NS
>>
> Up in the land of "Moose Lake"s and "Salmon River"s, my favorites include
> the multitudes of "No Name" Lake/River/Hill, etc., and "Un-named"
> Lake/Creek/etc., which sometimes _are_ the names, but then some are actually
> without a name, or un-named, which amounts to some exasperation around here.

Can't resist asking you to look for "Cinco de Mayo" in Mexico.  Us gringos
tend to think that such a name must be unique, so it appears alone on
locality labels...but...it's the Mexican equivalent of the 4th of July and
has been used countless times as a place name.

BS




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