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39 U.S. City Name Origins

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Do you know how your city got its name? You probably do, but there are plenty of other cities in this video list. Some cities are named after other cities, some use Native American terms, and Minneapolis combined Sioux with Greek to come up with the city's name. That pyramid in Memphis used to be a coliseum -I saw Van Halen there once. Jacksonville, Florida is not the only city named for Andrew Jackson; I used to live in Jackson, Tennessee. The  biggest thing I took away from this is that its easy to change a town's name when it's small, but once it's a big city, people refuse to change it. This is the latest episode of the mental_floss List Show.  

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