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Subject: Geographic naming conventions
Question: Why does the lake come before in Lake Tahoe, but after in Eagle Lake? Are there any rules or conventions that govern this and similar situations?
From: Derrick Drury
Date: 22-Sep-2012
  1. Re: Geographic naming conventions    Susan Fischer     (24-Sep-2012)

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