Vol. 39 No. 3 (1991)
Research Article

Weaubleau from French Bois Blanc ‘White Woods’: A Missouri Toponymic Mystery Solved

Published 1991-09-01



Full credit for solving the origin of Weaubleau (Creek) goes to Walter Schroeder, who noticed an 1841 document specifying that Weaubleau derives from French Bois Blanc ‘ white woods.’ Several changes occurred to disguise this bois blanc origin, and the result was a placename that virtually defied a proper analysis. Include me among those who stumbled in an early attempt to determine the name's derivation.


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