Nebraska Place-Names (New Edition)


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During the thirty-five years since it was first published, "Nebraska Place-Names," thanks to its completeness and reliable scholarship, its excellent arrangement and its readability, not only has remained the standard work on the subject but is by way of becoming a classic of its kind. This new edition, which incorporates the complete text of the original study, once more makes available a work of interest to every Nebraskan as well as to social historians, folklorists, and collectors of Western Americana.

Enriching the Fitzpartick study, and considerably increasing its scope, are four new chapters derived from another standard work, "The Origin of the Place Names of Nebraska" ("The Toponomy of Nebraska") by J. T. Link. These chapters concern, respectively, the name "Nebraska"; names of cultural features (trails, ranch and overland stations, military posts, Indian reservations, forests, state parks); names of water features (streams, lakes, marshes, swamps, springs, falls); and names of relief features (bluffs, buttes, hills, valleys, canyons, gulches, flats islands).

Title: Nebraska Place-Names (New Edition)

Author: Lilian L. Fitzpatrick and J. T. Link Edited and with an introduction by G. Thomas Fairclough

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $18.00

Categories: Nebraska,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1995 [1960]

ISBN Number: 0803250606

ISBN Number 13: 9780803250604

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 228 pages, paperback, University of Nebraska Press

Seller ID: 250606

Description: What's the difference between a stream and a creek? When is a hill a butte? Who decides what to name a town? How do names happen anyway? In Nebraska Place-Names by Lilian L. Fitzpatrick, names make news not only for Nebraskans but for all collectors of Western Americana.
Includes selections from J. T. Link's "Origin of the Place-Names of Nebraska"