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

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Cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust have combined their love of maps with their love of etymology to create the Atlas of True Names, tracing the history of the names of thousands of well known cities, states and rivers. This year, they released maps of the United States and Canada, adding to their maps of Europe and the British Isles. Some names translate beautifully, like Texas (Land of Friends) and New Mexico (New Navel o

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