Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 09:18:31 -0500 From: Leo Horishny Subject: Willamette Valley >>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'?) >>Fritz Juengling 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. leo_horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Rowrbazzle!