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In Search of American Place-name Origins Clues to Understanding Our Nation's Past and Present.
Resnick, Abraham.
imprint
Bloomington, IN : iUniverse, c2012.
description
144 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1469758059, 9781469758053
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imprint
Bloomington, IN : iUniverse, c2012.
isbn
1469758059
9781469758053
catalogue key
9766340
A Look Inside
First Chapter
A compilation of fascinating and interest-arousing United States place-name origins and their meanings. The thoroughly researched content includes such naming factors and sources as 1) names of historical events and person note 2) geographic features as determiners 3) Native Americans (Indians) 4) foreign language derivations 5) commemorative and commendatory 6) national and ethnographic 7) literary influences 8) unknown beginnings 9) possessive and personal 10) religious, mythical and classical 11) manufactured and contrived 12) humorous and odd.
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A compilation of fascinating and interest-arousing United States place-name origins and their meanings. The thoroughly researched content includes such naming factors and sources as 1) names of historical events and person note 2) geographic features as determiners 3) Native Americans (Indians) 4) foreign language derivations 5) commemorative and commendatory 6) national and ethnographic 7) literary influences 8) unknown beginnings 9) possessive and personal 10) religious, mythical and classical 11) manufactured and contrived 12) humorous and odd.

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