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The Resource 1500 California place names : their origin and meaning, William Bright, (electronic resource)

1500 California place names : their origin and meaning, William Bright, (electronic resource)

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1500 California place names : their origin and meaning
Title
1500 California place names
Title remainder
their origin and meaning
Statement of responsibility
William Bright
Title variation
Fifteen hundred California place names
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the new "pocket" version of the classic California Place Names, first published by California in 1949. Erwin G. Gudde's monumental work, which went through several editions during its author's lifetime, has now been released in an expanded and updated edition by William Bright. The abridged version, originally called 1000 California Place Names, has grown to a dynamic 1500 California Place Names in Bright's hands. Those who have used and enjoyed 1000 California Place Names through the decades will be glad to know that 1500 California Place Names is not only bigger but better. This handbook focuses on two sorts of names: those that are well-known as destinations or geographical features of the state, such as La Jolla, Tahoe, and Alcatraz, and those that demand attention because of their problematic origins, whether Spanish like Bodega and Chamisal or Native American like Aguanga and Siskiyou. Names of the major Indian tribes of California are included, since some of them have been directly adapted as place names and others have been the source of a variety of names. Bright incorporates his own recent research and that of other linguists and local historians, giving us a much deeper appreciation of the tangled ancestry many California names embody. Featuring phonetic pronunciations for all the Golden State's tongue-twisting names, this is in effect a brand new book, indispensable to California residents and visitors alike."--
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1928-2006
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Bright, William
Dewey number
917.94/001/4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1889-1969
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Gudde, Erwin Gustav
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  • Names, Geographical
  • California
  • California
Label
1500 California place names : their origin and meaning, William Bright, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
"A revised version of 1000 California place names, by Erwin G. Gudde, third edition."
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn785782270
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (170 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520920545
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
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map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782270
Label
1500 California place names : their origin and meaning, William Bright, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"A revised version of 1000 California place names, by Erwin G. Gudde, third edition."
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn785782270
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (170 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520920545
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782270

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