Expert: Sequim Doesn't Mean Quiet Waters
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
For a century now, people in Sequim, Washington told a story about their town's name. They said it was an American Indian word meaning quiet waters. Finally, a tribal linguist has corrected them. He says Sequim means nothing like quiet waters, which somebody probably just made up. The expert on dying Indian languages says the area was once known for its great hunting, and Sequim translates more as place for going to shoot.
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