Date: Tue, 29 Nov 1994 22:27:30 -0500
From: Robert Kelly kelly[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LEVY.BARD.EDU
Subject: Re: 'the' in place names (Kaye)
Most curious American usage of THE I know is on the COlumbia in Oregon,
The Dalles, (pronounced something like /d&lz/ (&=digraph). Never did
find the reason. Big town. Dalles must be the dam or weir across the
broad river there. It was 107 degrees when I passed through it, so
I have not returned.