Title

Weaubleau From French Bois Blanc ‘White Woods’: A Missouri Toponymic Mystery Solved

Abstract

Full credit for solving the origin of Weaubleau (Creek) goes to Walter Schroeder, who noticed an 1841 document specifying that Weaubleau derives from French Bois Blanc ‘ white woods.’ Several changes occurred to disguise this bois blanc origin, and the result was a placename that virtually defied a proper analysis. Include me among those who stumbled in an early attempt to determine the name's derivation.

Department(s)

Arts, Languages, and Philosophy

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0027-7738

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1991 American Name Society, All rights reserved.

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