Infographic of the Day: The Literal Meaning of Every State Name in the United States

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Check out the latest "North American" edition of the Atlas of True Names, a unique world mapping project that aims to chart the origin and history of the names of thousands of cities, states and rivers. Illustrated by American cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust, the recently released maps of the United States and Canada reveal that some names of cities and states translate more beautifully than others, such as Texas (Land of Friends) and New Mexico (New Navel of the Moon) in comparison to, say, Chicago ("Stinky Onion")

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