Ruminations on Appellations

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 6:20 am

 

 

 

So how did our lovely little community get the name Tualatin? From the hunting and gathering natives who occupied the valley for thousands of years and called the meandering river Atfalati? Close, but no cigar. Not yet anyway.  The Atfalati called this rea“Chachimahiluk” meaning “place of aromatic herb” possibly mint.

Ruminationtions on Appellations

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