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Oregon Geographic Names

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Oregon Geographic Names is a comprehensive reference to place names throughout the state. A wide range of readers, from librarians and researchers to travelers and avocational historians, have come to depend on the book's exhaustive and sometimes quirky entries over the years. arranged alphabetically. Each entry lists the county where the place is located and reports what ...more
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Published September 1st 2003 by Oregon Historical Society Press (first published January 1st 1974)
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Feb 23, 2010 Rick Hamell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm constantly referring to this book. Lewis McArthur, and his son have done a great job researching the origin of Oregon Place names. This is a must have for anyone interested in knowing the history behind Oregon's somewhat quirky town and other geographic names.
Sean
Dec 09, 2013 Sean rated it it was amazing
This book will never be finished. :) It's a reference book for all of the names of places on Oregon. Well researched, it's a fascinating read. There's a lot to this state!
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May 21, 2012 Hildegart rated it really liked it
It's a fun book just to open up and read about some names.
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A must have for any resident of Oregon.
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