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Hometown Revelations : Legendary Folklore: How America's Cities, Towns, & States Acquired Their Names (Paperback)

Author: Usler, Mark

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In Hometown Revelations, you will find many mysteries revealed! Some hometowns appear to have normal names but others have very unique stories. Most of the major cities and numerous smaller ones are included in this book where you discover how the town acquired its name. In addition, find out how your state obtained its name. Not everyone?s hometown may be included but the clues and mysteries revealed about other communities may lead you to your own revelation.Did you know? There are a lot of people that call their hometown New York City. But there are also people who live in Defiance, Bliss, Hell, and Paradise! Some of our hometowns sound like dangerous places to live like Savage, Hazard, Tombstone, and Burnt Corn. There are hometowns that appear to be in the wrong locations. Why is Kansas City in Missouri and Paris in Tennessee? Are there Buffalo in New York? A few of us from Georgia live in Between.The names given to cities, towns, and states come from a number of sources. The origins of these names have evolved like the United States. Some of the names come from homesick settlers who wanted to remember their birthplaces. Other names originated from famous heroes and places that were known around the world. During the early history of the United States, some towns were named after new found freedoms. In the 1800?s, many towns used Greek and Roman places or heroes. Native Indians were a major source of names. The early French, Spanish, and British explorers were also a major influence. Still, many other creative ways were found by our ancestors to describe their new homes. Emotional feelings or significant events were often used to name their new hometowns. Some names originated from coincidence, errors, or by sheer accident. There were even places named by the flip of a coin. Whatever the reason, we are all Americans and live in the greatest hometowns in the world!

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Publisher Dm Enterprises Inc
Mfg Part# 9780978698706
SKU 204055490
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0978698703
Release Date 3/15/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0114
Publisher DM Enterprises Incorporated
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