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QUIZ: Can you name the US state capitals by their etymology?

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From the name of the state and the Greek word for 'city'
The only state capital retaining its indigenous name, meaning 'protected bay'
The Shawnee word for 'wild potatoes'
Named for a town in New York, which was named for a delegate to the Constitutional Convention
From the Gaelic word for 'Scotland'
Named for the founder of the Roanoke colony
Spanish for 'Holy Faith'
French for 'red pole'
Named for early settler John Harris Sr
Named for a French fur trader working in the region
From either the French word for 'monks' or the Miami-Illinois word 'mooyiinkweena', meaning 'the excrement-faces'
Named for a Christian apostle and letter-writer
From the French word for 'wooded'
Named for the third president of the United States
Named for either Jerusalem or a town in Massachusetts
Named for a War of 1812 general and future president
Named for an early gold prospector who bribed the other miners with alcohol to name the town after him
Named for a town in Minnesota, not the island of Napoleon's exile
Named for the divine care the founder felt while in exile from Massachusetts
Named for a borough of Greater London
Named for its state, which was named for the Choctaw words for 'red person'
Named for a leader in the state's war of independence against Mexico
Named for the smaller of two outcroppings on a nearby river
The Spanish word for 'Eucharist'
Built on the ruins of the city of Pueblo Grande, this capital is named for a mythological creature that also rose from the ashes
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Named for the 16th president of the United States
Named for Queen Anne of England
From the home of the gods in Greek mythology
Named for the nearby saline body of water
Named for the first chancellor of Germany
Named for the leader of the American invasion of Canada in the Revolutionary War
Named for an English town famed for its white cliffs
An Apalachee word meaning 'old fields' or 'old town'
Named for a city on the south coast of France
Named for the explorer credited with discovering the Americas
Named for Charles Clendenin, father of the town's founder
Named for a Revolutionary War general killed at the battle of Germantown, plus the French word for 'town'
Named for a town in Lincolnshire
Named for the nearby Spring Creek
Probably from a river crossing named for early settler Stephen Frank
Named for the desire for peaceful resolution to a border conflict
A feminized version of the name of explorer credited with discovering the Americas
Named for the local Só'taeo'o and Tsétsêhéstâhese tribes, known in Siouan as 'Šahíyena' or 'red talkers'
Named for famed frontiersman Kit
Named for the 5th governor of the Kansas Territory
Named for the fourth president of the United States
Named for early settler William Trent
Named after the county town of Hertfordshire, England
Possibly named for the daughter of a Revolutionary War general or the first Roman emperor
Named for the nearby ocean

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