[meteorite-list] Campos Sales

From: MexicoDoug_at_aol.com <MexicoDoug_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon Nov 1 14:22:00 2004
Message-ID: <60877559.0664CA06.0BFED528_at_aol.com>

Jos? Campos kindly responded:

>I suspect that the word "Sales" might have
>something do to with a possible existence
>of a nearby Mission of Saint Francisco de
>Sales? (of the Order of the Salesians),
>hence "Campos Sales"?

Ol? e Ol? Jos?,

Thanks for the kindest clarification on the word "Sales". The potential irony of the name still isn't lost but I appreciate your good explanation on the word "Sal" and "Sales". Here's another take on Campos :) I think I can offer...when I realized you are Jos? Campos! How about the third Brasilian president MANUEL FERRAZ DE CAMPOS SALES, who successfully negotiated with France the border of Brasil near French Guiana, hence including the region near the Campos Sales meteorite locality got the town named in his commemoration. I got the following off a Brasilian history site:

"O terceiro presidente foi Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales (1898-1902), considerado o saneador das finan?as do pa?s, abaladas desde o final do Imp?rio, mas especialmente em virtude do "encilhamento", havido durante o Governo Provis?rio. Outra vit?ria do bar?o do Rio Branco: a quest?o do Amap?, de limites com a Guiana Francesa."

Thanks again Jos?, and Saudades do Campos Sales! Y Saludos desde Mexico!

Ol? Doug and List,

In connection with the Campos Sales meteorite, I noticed that on the
25/Oct/2004 Doug wrote:

"...Further, the rainy season starts to peak during the quoted recovery
time in Campos Sales, and to boot, Campos Sales sounds like it means "Salt
Fields" in Portuguese."

It may sound like it, and yes, Campos means "Fields"; however, the word
"Sales" does NOT exist in the Portuguese language. Although "Salt" in
Portuguese is written "Sal", if it were to mean "Salt Fields" it should
have been "Campos Salgados" and not "Campos Sales".

I suspect that the word "Sales" might have something do to with a possible
existence of a nearby Mission of Saint Francisco de Sales? (of the Order of
the Salesians), hence "Campos Sales"?

Regards and
Sauda??es de Portugal (Doug, "Saudades" in Portuguese means "longing")

Jos? Campos
Received on Mon 01 Nov 2004 02:21:55 PM PST

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