While we're at it, where does the stress fall in the name of the valley
which was the terminus of the Oregon Trail -- Willamette? (For that
matter, where does the stress fall in 'Oregon'?)
According to my wife, a native Ory-gunian, it's pronounced Ory-gun, instead of
Ory-gone. They even had bumperstickers to this effect:-)
The Wil-LA-met valley was the terminus for the Ory-gun Trail. As opposed to
the Wil-la-MET, or the WIL-la-met.
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