Washington State Place Names: From Alki to Yelm

Washington State Place Names: From Alki to Yelm

by Doug Brokenshire
     
 


Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

Place names are like the historical markers past which we all speed in our cars, too preoccupied to stop and enjoy them. The Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puyallup, Anacortes, Walla Walla—these are some of the place names of Washington State. Scratch the surface and spend a little time

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

Place names are like the historical markers past which we all speed in our cars, too preoccupied to stop and enjoy them. The Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puyallup, Anacortes, Walla Walla—these are some of the place names of Washington State. Scratch the surface and spend a little time wondering from whence they came and you will uncover a wealth of lore, legend and local flavor.

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Booknews
Alas, there's no entry for Dosewalups or Humptulips; but we do learn the history connected with the naming, and the development, of Squak, Pysht, Quilcene, and other places. A fun guide for both travelers and locals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870043567
Publisher:
Caxton Press
Publication date:
05/01/1993
Pages:
291
Sales rank:
950,860
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author


Doug Brokenshire is a world traveler, school teacher, aviator and retiered naval officer.  He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland in 1930 and earned his MA from Stanford University in 1962.

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