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Old 07-24-2007, 12:44 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Basically what the thread says. Here are the states I know of with rivers named after them. The three obvious ones are Missouri, Ohio, and Mississippi. Then there is Illinois, Colorado, Tennessee, Kentucky (I think?)....those are all the states I know with rivers named after them but I'm sure there must be more....care to take a stab at it?
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:20 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Colorado, though I don't know which was named after which, the river or the state.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Central Louisiana
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There's Arkansas.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Isn't there a Connecticut River?
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:49 PM
 
Location: moving again
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The Delaware river
and its not a river, but Lake Michigan
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Illinois was named after the Illiniwek indian people (Algonquinan tribal nation), but only in French (meaning "land of the Illiniwek, or something like that). The river name came after the state was named.

EDIT: nevermind, I read the post wrong. Yes, youre correct, Illinois has a river named after it. ;-)
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:43 PM
 
Location: kronenwetter
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Wisconsin has the Wisconsin river. I can see it out my back door.
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:21 PM
 
Location: West End of the East End, Pittsburgh, PA
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Is there a Pennsyltucky River anywhere?
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Originally Posted by ScrantonWilkesBarre View Post
Is there a Pennsyltucky River anywhere?
Nope ... aren't you satisfied with the "Oh-hi-ya" river? Oh that's right, you're in eastern PA. Nevamind.
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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Though the state actually acquired it's name from this river, the Kansas River; which is also known as the "Kaw River". For a long time, I thought they were two separate rivers that both merged into the Missouri River. However since taking the time to look for myself I now know they are one and the same. I also know the State of Kansas needs a few more bridges to cross this river thru out the metro area.

Kansas River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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