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Washington State Place Names: From Alki to Yelm

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

Place names are like the historical markers past which we all speed in our cars, too preoccupied to stop and enjoy them. The Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puyallup, Anacortes, Walla Walla—these are some of the place names of Washington State. Scratch the surface and spend a little time wondering from whence they came and you will uncover a wealth of lore, legend and local flavor.

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Alas, there's no entry for Dosewalups or Humptulips; but we do learn the history connected with the naming, and the development, of Squak, Pysht, Quilcene, and other places. A fun guide for both travelers and locals.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

Place names are like the historical markers past which we all speed in our motor cars, to preoccupied to stop and enjoy them.  Scratch the surface and spend a little time wondering from whence they came and you will uncover a wealth of lore, legend and local flavor.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-280) and index.

About the Author

Doug Brokenshire is a world traveler, school teacher, aviator and retiered naval officer.  He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland in 1930 and earned his MA from Stanford University in 1962.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870043567
Author:
Brokenshire, Doug
Publisher:
Caxton Press
Location:
Caldwell, Idaho :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Washington
Subject:
History, Local
Subject:
Names, geographical
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Washington (State) History, Local.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Names, Geographical -- Washington (State)
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Washington
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 89
Publication Date:
19930531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Bibliography, index
Pages:
291
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Place names are like the historical markers past which we all speed in our motor cars, to preoccupied to stop and enjoy them.  Scratch the surface and spend a little time wondering from whence they came and you will uncover a wealth of lore, legend and local flavor.

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