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10 State Names, Deciphered

24/7 Wall St. traces origins to Europe, indigenous cultures
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2018 3:47 PM CST
A road sign welcomes drivers to Vermont in Wells River, on the New Hampshire border.   (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

(Newser) – You need look no further than a map to find America's reputation as a melting pot. The evidence is written across the states—specifically in their names, according to 24/7 Wall St., which surveyed state websites and online resources to trace the origins of those names to England, France, Spain, and indigenous cultures. Ten notable names:

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