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1500 California Place Names
1500 California Place Names by Bright 0520212711 9780520212718
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1500 California Place Names by Bright

This is the new pocket version of the classic California Place Names, first published by California in 1949. Erwin G. Guddes monumental work, which went through several editions during its authors 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 Brights 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 States tongue-twisting names, this is in effect a brand new book, indispensable to California residents and visitors alike.

Author: Bright

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 174

Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: 1998-11-30

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ISBN: 0520212711


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