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KingAragorn

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2007 7:14:42 AM

Name any place, city, state, region, country, etc. in alphabetic order
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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 12:44:23 AM

Venice, Italy

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Bungee
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:50:25 PM

Uluru - AKA Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia.

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hnofer17
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:40:58 PM

Tour D'Eiffel in Paris, France.

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JesusIsTops
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 10:11:31 PM

Siem Reap town is a popular tourist destination in Cambodia.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:35:42 PM

Reiman Gardens is situated on a 17- acre site located immediately south of Jack Trice Stadium on the Iowa State University (ISU) campus in Ames, Iowa.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 2:40:19 PM

Queenstown, New Zealand
(a popular resort town on the shore of Lake Wakatipu; well situated between the aptly named Remarkable Mountains and Fiordland National Park)

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 2:14:24 PM

Petrified Forest National Park is a United States national park in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona.

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Hawk01
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:18:08 PM

Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:43:16 PM

Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot-long (1,010 m) pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:36:24 PM

Munich, Germany
(especially popular during the 16 day Oktoberfest which ends the first Sunday in October)

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:21:06 PM

The Louvre Museum in Paris is one of the world's largest and most famous museums.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:36:59 PM

Kimberly Crest House and Gardens is a French ch√Ęteau-style Victorian mansion located in Redlands, California.

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JesusIsTops
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:22:16 PM

Jamaica

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Hawk01
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:27:50 PM

Island Beach State Park

The largest reserve of undeveloped barrier island in New Jersey and one of the largest in the United States.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 2:52:44 PM

Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is a zoo in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:56:29 AM

Grand Canyon, AZ

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:52:56 PM

Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 10:33:14 PM

Everglades National Park, Florida

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 10:22:32 PM

Dodori National Reserve is a protected area located in Lamu East District of Coast Province in Kenya.

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 6:58:59 PM

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The only National Park in Ohio, attracted over 2 million visitors in 2013.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 5:52:04 PM

Big Surf is a waterpark located in Tempe, Arizona.

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 1:24:07 PM

Alamo, San Antonio, TX, USA

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 9:35:08 AM

Zymoetz River is a tributary of the Skeena River in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 11:25:11 PM

Youghiogheny River tributary of the Monongahela River in the U.S. states of West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Lenape yuxwiakhane 'stream running a contrary or crooked course', according to John Heckewelder.

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Any North or South American river with an Indian / Native American name.

[Edited by: Pielededrac at 10/18/2014 11:25:25 PM EST]
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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 11:18:25 PM

Xingu River, Brazil (named after the Xingu Indians)

Any North or South American river with an Indian / Native American name.

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Note: I agree on no Native V Rivers. The closest I could find was the Vickery Creek in Georgia, which is named for a Cherokee woman named Sharlot Vickery. However, the Vickery surname is clearly of English origin.
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JesusIsTops
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 10:08:00 PM

I don't think there is anything that starts with V, so ...

Wicomico River, the Algonquian words wicko mekee, meaning "a place where houses are built," apparently referring to a Native American town on the banks.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 12:10:21 AM

Us-kab-wan-ka River, also known as the Ush-kab-wan River, is a small tributary of the Cloquet River in northeast Minnesota in the United States.

Its name in the Ojibwe language is askibwaanikaa-ziibi (river full of Jerusalem artichokes), having the identical name in Ojibwe as the nearby Artichoke River.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 11:48:39 PM

Tennessee River, named after the Cherokee village Tanasi.

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JesusIsTops
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 10:26:43 PM

Good, an easy one for me ....
Susquehanna River, mainly in PA, which means "oyster river."

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 11:52:11 AM

Rappahannock River is a river in eastern Virginia.

The name of the river comes from an Algonquian word, lappihanne (also recorded as toppehannock), meaning "river of quick, rising water" or "where the tide ebbs and flows," the name used by the local native population, the Rappahannock tribe.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 10:37:46 AM

Quinnipiac River, Connecticut (Algonquian for "long water land")

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:01:11 AM

Potomac River is located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States and flows into the Chesapeake Bay. From the Piscataway language or from a northern dialect of Virginia Algonquian, original form patawomek, meaning 'they bring it' (for trading).

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 4:28:37 AM

Ohio River, meaning "Good River" in the language of the Seneca tribe (Iroquois nation).

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 11:37:19 PM

Little Chippewa River - located in west central Minnesota. It is 41 miles long, or short ;-) and flows into the Chippewa River and eventually becomes part the Mississippi.
Oops, a little too long in my research and got scooped by two posts.

N - Nottawa Creek (also known as Nottawa River) in Michigan. Name originates from Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 11:33:40 PM

Muskwa River flows 257 km through northern British Columbia, Canada. The meaning is "bear" in the Cree language.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 11:30:06 PM

Lackawanna River, Pennsylvania (Lenape for "the river that forks")

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:50:00 PM

Kitlope River is a river in the Kitimat Ranges in the North Coast of British Columbia, Canada.
Variation of Gitlope, the Tsimshian language name for the Gitlope, "people of the rocks".

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:01:52 PM

Jemez River, NM, named after the tribe by that name. About the river and the tribe.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 1:39:27 PM

Incomappleux River is a major tributary of the Columbia River in British Columbia, Canada. It is meaning "point at end (of lake)".

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 11:32:50 AM

Hackensack River, New Jersey
(derived from Lenape words that mean either flat confluence of streams or stony ground)

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 11:20:32 AM

Hilo, Hawaii
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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 11:09:46 AM

Gataga River is a river in the Northern Rockies of British Columbia, Canada. It is derived from the Sekani name for the river Tadadze.

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 11:03:38 AM

Fontas River, northeastern British Columbia
(originally Fantasque`s River, named for a chief of the Sekani people)

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:57:55 AM

Econlockhatchee River, meaning river of earth mounds in Muskogee

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:02:52 AM

The Duckabush River is located in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.
The name Duckabush comes from the Indian word do-hi-a-boos, meaning "reddish face".

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 11:02:52 PM

Conowingo River, Conowingo meaning "at the rapids."

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 12:19:07 PM

Bomoseen Lake is a freshwater lake in the western part of the U.S. state of Vermont. (Abnaki) Meaning "keeper of ceremonial fire".

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 11:20:47 AM

Atchafalaya River, Louisiana, USA (meaning long river in Choctaw).

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 10:56:03 PM

Zinc Bay, British Columbia

That does it for this category, any body of water in Canada. Next one to post please select a new category.
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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:53:05 PM

Yathkyed Lake, is a lake in Kivalliq Region, Nunavut, Canada.

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