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jr7777, March 29, 2006 in Asheville
I still get a kick out of the name of the river (The French Broad). Doesn't it make you think of some stinky, loud-mouthed French hooker smoking a cigarette?
I believe the river's name is very old, and the "broad" term refers not to a woman, but to the actual broadness of the river. I may be getting some finer details confised, but the story goes like this: there were two "broad" rivers. The French Broad, ran through territory where the predominant european trappers and settlers were French, and the English Broad, which closer to English settlements settlement. The name "French Broad" stuck, but the English Broad is now known simply as the Broad river.
I remember reading about some redelopment near the river. Is a river walk or entetainment sector included.
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