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How Districts Get Names
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TitleHow Districts Get Names
AbstractArticle about the origins of area place names like Toad-a-Loop, Tour-de-Loup, and Sni-a-Bar, all supposed to be of French origin etymologically. "One of the troublesome place names in Kansas City is that of Toad-a-loop, the bottoms southwest of the city proper. The accepted story of its origin is that frogs abounded in the ponds there.... In any event, it was a disbelief in this version that started a study of the name. The rocky bluffs facing the Kansas River . . . where it joins the Missouri. Large holes in these bluffs formed homes for many wolves, and trappers, stopping off here, grew familiar with these animals as they came and went from their dens. This semi-circular place became well known to these French trappers as Tour-de-Loup, "the walk of the wolf." (Loup being French for wolf.)"
AuthorPurd B. Wright
DateJanuary 4, 1925
SourceThe Kansas City Star Magazine
LocationMounted Clipping File: Wright, Purd B.
SubjectNames
Local SubjectSni-a-Bar Road
Toad-a-Loop
Tour-de-Loup
West Bottoms
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID102415
CONTENTdm number22093
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