Saturday, June 20, 2015

Spokane, Missouri........... Did You Know?

The city of Spokane, Washington takes its name, which means "children of the stars or the Star People", from the Spokane Tribe of Native Americans. Isn't this what we've always been told? And that's what Wikipedia says too. 

Imagine my surprise a few years back when I discovered a Spokane, Missouri. This town is large enough to have a high school! How did that happen? How did a town in Missouri get the name Spokane?

At a recent visit to my sister-in-law's in Kansas City, Missouri, I was browsing her "Missouri Place Names" book. Know what it says regarding the origin of the town of Spokane, Missouri???

The book says the town is named for Spokane, Washington! Now don't that beat all, as they say. 

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