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Thread #63103 Message #1022700
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
21-Sep-03 - 07:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fire Maringo / Fire Marengo
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fire Maringo
Six cities or towns, five in the USA and one in western Canada, are named Marengo. The towns in Alabama, Indiana and Illinois are named after the Battle of Marengo (1800) in which the French defeated the Austrians.
The Alabama town was named specifically in honor of French expatriates who settled there about 1816.