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A Dictionary of Iowa Place-names (Paperback)

Author: Savage, Tom

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Savage includes information on the place-names of all 1,188 incorporated and unincorporated communities in Iowa that meet at least two of the following qualifications: twenty-five or more residents; a retail business; an annual celebration or festival; a school; church, or cemetery; a building on the National Register of Historic Places; a zip-coded post office; or an association with a public recreation site. If a town’ s name has changed over the years, he provides information about each name; if a name’ s provenance is unclear, he provides possible explanations. He also includes information about the state’ s name and about each of its ninety-nine counties as well as a list of ghost towns. The entries range from the counties of Adair to Wright and from the towns of Abingdon to Zwingle; from Iowa’ s oldest town, Dubuque, starting as a mining camp in the 1780s and incorporated in 1841, to its newest, Maharishi Vedic City, incorporated in 2001.

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Publisher Univ of Iowa Pr
Mfg Part# 9781587295317
SKU 203355751
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1587295318
Release Date 6/1/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0349
Publisher University of Iowa Press
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