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Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary
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Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary (Paperback)


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Author and researcher Helen Carlson spent almost fourteen years searching for the origins of Nevada's place names, using the maps of explorers, miners, government surveyors, and city planners and poring through historical accounts, archival documents, county records, and newspaper files. The result of her labors is Nevada Place Names, a fascinating mixture of history spiced with folklore, legend, and obscure facts. Out of print for some years, the book was reprinted in 1999.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference worksTravel & MapsPlaces & peoples: pictorial works Publisher: University of Nevada Press Publication Date: 30/09/1999 ISBN-13: 9780874170948  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Helen Carlson's interest in the origin of place names began while she was earning her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research took her throughout Nevada, California, and the Southwest.

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