Monday, 27 July 2015

Why is there a town called Mohawk in Arizona?

The short answer is, "Origin not known" (the last three words in the image below); we're left to imagine that some very ignorant colonists mistook the native people there for Mohawks.

This quotation is captured from a book by Will Croft Barnes (1858-1937), Arizona Place-Names.

There is also an Ontario in California, for very different reasons.