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View Poll Results: How do you pronounce Estes (Park)?
Esteez 5 16.13%
Estiss 26 83.87%
other (please explain) 0 0%
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:55 PM
 
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I was chatting with a native about my recent visit to Estes Park.

I pronounced it Esteez, and she was quick to correct me that it's Estiss.

Which is correct?
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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Named after the valley's first settler, Joel Estes.
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:16 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Named for Joel Estes of Missouri, early rancher.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estes_...#Early_history

You might e-mail the Estes family genealogist and ask her

Joel Estes Family & Descendants
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Old 08-18-2017, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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It does not rhyme with "testes".
"Estiss" is not correct either. It's Estes with an e like in test. I should have chosen "other" but I answered too quickly.
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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So maybe like it looks; Es-tess.
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:10 PM
 
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You idiots, it's pronouced "rjkothwerioputiopasrghrsd13245345 park"
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:36 PM
 
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Originally Posted by GSR13 View Post
You idiots, it's pronouced "rjkothwerioputiopasrghrsd13245345 park"
...with emphasis on PARK
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:33 PM
 
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It does not rhyme with "testes".
"Estiss" is not correct either. It's Estes with an e like in test. I should have chosen "other" but I answered too quickly.
I did the same and I agree. It is a short e as in test.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:36 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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The same as the rockets.
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:31 PM
 
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^^^^ davebarnes beat me to it.

Es-tess.
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