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A Place Called Peculiar: Stories about Unusual American Place-Names

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Book News Annotation:

Looking for Nirvana? What about Hell? They're both in Michigan. Entries organized by state describe the origins of unusual names for towns like Breakfast Hill and Double Trouble. Sidebars explain common themes such as gimmick names and money names, and there are notes on nearby uncommon attractions such as a UFO museum and the world's largest landfill. Includes two-color drawings.
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Synopsis:

-- Take a state-by-state tour of places with extraordinary names
-- Feast on towns from Breakfast Hill, New Hampshire to Dinner Station, Nevada
-- Peruse sidebars about surprising name trends

Synopsis:

A state-by-state tour of places with extraordinary names and the stories behind them.
- Feast on towns from Breakfast Hill, New Hampshire, to Dinner Station, Nevada
- Includes local attractions for over 40 towns
- Sidebars describe surprising naming trends

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877796190
Subtitle:
Stories about Unusual American Place-Names
Author:
Roberts, Victoria
Author:
Gallant, Frank K.
Author:
Roberts, Victoria
Publisher:
Merriam-Webster
Location:
Springfield, Mass. :
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Curiosities & Wonders
Subject:
History, Local
Subject:
Names, geographical
Subject:
United States History, Local.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Copyright:
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.07x6.45x.84 in. 1.12 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Merriam-Webster - English 9780877796190 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , -- Take a state-by-state tour of places with extraordinary names
-- Feast on towns from Breakfast Hill, New Hampshire to Dinner Station, Nevada
-- Peruse sidebars about surprising name trends
"Synopsis" by , A state-by-state tour of places with extraordinary names and the stories behind them.
- Feast on towns from Breakfast Hill, New Hampshire, to Dinner Station, Nevada
- Includes local attractions for over 40 towns
- Sidebars describe surprising naming trends
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