TEACH Calendar of Events
What's going on in your neighborhood this month? Meet other people and learn together at recreational and educational events! Our new dynamic calendar is updated daily with current educational events.
What are the meanings behind the names of the Great Lakes?
Most of the Great Lakes are named after groups of Native Peoples of the Great Lakes Region or after particular words in their languages. For example, in the language of the Iroquois, the word Ontara means "lake," and Ontario translates to "beautiful lake." On early maps, what is now called Lake Huron was often labeled in French as Lac des Hurons, which means "Lake of the Huron (Indians)".
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Answered on May 17, 2001