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Term: Peshtigo [origin of place name]

Definition: From Pe-shet-i-go, meaning "snapping turtle." Has an Indian name meaning "wild goose river." Another meaning, "rapids."

[Source: Capt. Powell in Green Bay Advocate, 1880; see also Capt. Powell in WHS Proc. 1912; Wisconsin Motorist, Jan., 1914, p. 78; Milwaukee Sentinel, Aug. 29, 1939.]

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