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Heart of an Awl
updated: Feb 02, 2013, 8:37 AM

By Max Rosenberg

An interesting snippet from Wikipedia: "The city is named after the Coeur d'Alene People, a tribe of American Indians who lived along the rivers and lakes of the region when discovered by French Canadian fur traders in the late 18th and early 19th century. The name Coeur d'Alene translated into English means Heart of an Awl, a reflection of the perception of the tribe's traders as very tough businessmen."

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 LOUWHO? agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 10:35 AM

I knew Idaho had the best potatoes in the world, but who knew about those amazing sunset?? Thanks for sharing.


 COMMENT 370220 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 10:42 AM

Someone who lived there once told me it meant 'eye of the needle'.


 COMMENT 370230 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 11:48 AM

Awesome Photo, Thanks Max. I would have been happier if it was taken from the airplane.


 COMMENT 370236 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 12:13 PM

I think I'd like the name "Heart of an Owl" better :)

Nice photo, thanks


 COMMENT 370244 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 12:27 PM

Awl is just a bigger needle.


 COMMENT 370285 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-02 03:07 PM

Went up there a few times as a kid to visit family. Beautiful!


 COMMENT 370448P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-03 09:07 AM

Always wondered about the "Alene" part..... Thanks.


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