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Re: Chattaqua, Baker Brook?
Posted by: Scott Michaud Date: September 26, 2000 at 06:53:17
In Reply to: Re: Chattaqua, Upper Frenchville, Aroostook? by Scott Michaud of 779

Per David Clark, "The present name of this place is BAKER BROOK. According to "Geographical Names of New Brunswick" by Alan Rayburn (1975):

Baker Brook: 9 miles SW of Edmundston at the mouth of Rivière Baker-Brook... first called Chatauqua by a priest, then Sainte-Emelie.

My wife, who speaks French, speculates that Chatauqua may be derived from "chat au coin" meaning "cat in the corner". Or it may be a native word having nothing to do with cats..."

Anyone have additional info. on this?

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