The meaning of the name Boca Raton has always aroused curiosity.
Many people wrongly assume the name is simply Rat's Mouth. Boca (or mouth) often describes an inlet, while
raton can mean a “cowardly thief” in old
Spanish terms. Thus, a possible translation “thieves' inlet” could
be explained by legends that describe Lake Boca Raton as a haven for
Raton Historical Society—History
My friend Greg and I were trying to find the name of the airport that was
later turned into FAU. It is well known that the
airstrip was an important training ground for airmen during World War II but
we couldn't find a name for the airport at all, although I did find out that
Johnson was at the dedication ceremony.
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