Game - the Geography Game

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Re: Game - the Geography Game

Post by bftlovesRDA » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:27 pm

Beata wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:03 pm
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Greasy corner, AR

Yuck.
What a funny name! (Greasy Corner)

So is NEVERS.......

Ok, here goes - more on our menu:

SANDWICH a small town in the US state of Illinois.......population in 2000 was 7421

But its population swells to 100,000 to 200,000 for it's annual Fair: Sandwich is the home of the Sandwich Fair, which first started as an annual livestock show in DeKalb County. Held yearly, the Wednesday-Sunday after Labor Day since 1888, it is one of the oldest continuing county fairs in the state of Illinois, drawing daily crowds of more than 100,000, with the top attendance days reaching more than 200,000 fair-goers.
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Re: Game - the Geography Game

Post by karinedauphin » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:38 pm

Of course...
I continue with the menu...

HAM

Ham is just one hour away from my town, Amiens. It is situated on the D930 and D937 crossroads, some 21 kilometres (13 mi) southwest of Saint-Quentin, in the far southeast of the department, near the border with the department of the Aisne. The nearby villages of Estouilly and Saint-Sulpice joined the commune of Ham in 1965 and 1966 respectively. There are approximately 5.000 citizens

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Re: Game - the Geography Game

Post by Beata » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:42 pm

Two Egg, Florida

Here's more breakfast food. LOL
"another day, a whole 'nother set of fresh possibilities, I am a sucker for mornings" MacGyver

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Re: Game - the Geography Game

Post by bftlovesRDA » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:33 pm

MMM MMM good - Ham and Two Egg.

(Beata, I am going to use the last letter of HAM to be the first letter of the next place name. Your entry is good but supposedly we do the last letter/first letter way of doing it to keep the ball rolling. No problem here but just wanted you to know)......

So, HAM ends with M, so I start the next place with M.

No food this time:

MARTINSVILLE a nice city in Virginia where my father was born
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Post by karinedauphin » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:56 pm

No food but first name.... indeed, Martin is a first name and "ville" means town in french... so perhaps some Martin had to live there... so it becomes Martinsville... :lol: :lol: Nice thought for your dad

So with an E.... i found a town which could be a first name.... what the challenge... :lol: :lol:

EREVAN
Is the capital of Armenia (sometimes written yerevan)
And Erevan is also the celtic form of Yves. Erevan means "dragon"...

So ... you turn with a N and something to travel..... far far far away... :D :lol: :lol:

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Re: Game - the Geography Game

Post by bftlovesRDA » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:25 am

Okey dokey.......a place that is far far away.....

Narayanganj

A city in Bangladesh....population 2.2 million people....The city got its name from Bicon Lal Pandey, a Hindu religious leader who was also known as Benur Thakur or 'Lakhsmi Narayan Thakur'. He leased the area from the British East India Company in 1766 following the Battle of Plassey. He donated the markets and the land on the banks of the river as Devottor or 'Given to God' property, bequeathed for maintenance expenses for the worship of the god Narayan.
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Re: Game - the Geography Game

Post by karinedauphin » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:06 am

;) ;)
Morning, every one.

May I introduce you a particularity of France, no England...well... no France.... well...both....

JERSEY

It is a smal island near from the french normand coasts. Jersey is not part of the United Kingdom,
and has an international identity separate from that of the UK,but the UK is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey

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Re: Game - the Geography Game

Post by bftlovesRDA » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:40 am

Good morning to you, Karine, and to everyone....

Wow - when you wrote "Jersey" I thought of our state in the US called New Jersey....so I looked New Jersey up and sure enough here is what wikipedia says about the name: "New Jersey: New Jersey was inhabited by Native Americans for more than 2,800 years, with historical tribes such as the Lenape along the coast. In the early 17th century, the Dutch and the Swedes founded the first European settlements in the state. The English later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey after the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey," ..... (so it was named for the UK Island you described???) Anyway, thought that was interesting.....

Okay, a "Y" name:

YAKIMA a city in the US state of Washington.

It is situated in the Yakima Valley, a productive agricultural region noted for apple, wine and hop production. As of 2011, the Yakima Valley produces 77% of all hops grown in the United States. The name Yakima originates from the Yakama Nation Native American tribe, whose reservation is located south of the city.
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Re: Game - the Geography Game

Post by karinedauphin » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:38 pm

Exactly, B, Jersey like Guernsey is a little island in the Channel Islands (from Wiki : "archipelago in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. They include two Crown dependencies: the Bailiwick of Jersey, which is the largest of the islands; and the Bailiwick of Guernsey, consisting of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and some smaller islands")...
So again an "american" name with an european past... :lol: :lol: :lol:

So you are so sweety to give us an A...

from a french-english island... to a french-corsica island...with

AJACCIO

is the largest settlement on the island. Ajaccio is located on the west coast of the island of Corsica, 210 nautical miles (390 km) southeast of Marseille. After the Corsican Republic was declared in 1755 the Genoese continued to hold several citadels, including Ajaccio, until the French took control of the island.
Among the twin towns from Ajaccio there is Dana Point, California, United States, since 1990

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Re: Game - the Geography Game

Post by bftlovesRDA » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:53 am

Interesting info, Karine! Thank you for all the new information,....I am learning so much!

Ok, here is another place name that is very hard to pronounce:

Oconomowoc A city in the US State of Wisconsin: Here is a little bit of its history:

Before 1700, this region was inhabited by Potawatomi peoples descended from Woodland Indians known as "mound builders".[6] There are also reports that the Sauk Indian chief Black Hawk had a campsite on Oconomowoc Lake.

The first white person recorded in the area was Amable (sometimes spelled "Aumable") Vicau, brother-in-law of Solomon Juneau, one of the founders of Milwaukee. Vicau established a trading post in 1827. White settlers soon followed, beginning in 1830.
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