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The Resource Place names of Illinois, Edward Callary

Place names of Illinois, Edward Callary

Label
Place names of Illinois
Title
Place names of Illinois
Statement of responsibility
Edward Callary
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This comprehensive guide illuminates how the history and culture of Illinois are embedded in the names of its towns, cities, and other geographical features. Edward Callary unearths the origins of names of nearly three thousand Illinois communities and the circumstances surrounding their naming and renaming."
  • "Organized alphabetically, the entries are concise, engaging, and full of fascinating detail revealing the rich ethnic history of the state, the impact of industrialization and the coming of the railroads, and insight into local politics and personalities. Many entries concern the names of currently populated places, providing information on local pronunciation, the name's etymology, and the community's location, all set in historical and cultural context. The volume also introduces natural and constructed points of interest such as lakes and airports whose names reflect aspects of the state's history. A general introduction locates Illinois place names in the context of general patterns of place naming in the United States." "An extremely useful reference for scholars of American history, geography, language, and culture, Place Names of Illinois also offers intriguing browsing material for the inquisitive reader and the curious traveler."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Callary, Edward
Dewey number
917.73
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
F539
LC item number
.C35 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Names, Geographical
  • Illinois
  • TRAVEL
  • HISTORY
  • Geography
  • Names, Geographical
  • Illinois
Label
Place names of Illinois, Edward Callary
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-425)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""What Is and What Is Not Included in This Book""; ""A Note on Railroad Names""; ""A Note on Popular Etymology""; ""A Note on Sources""; ""The Form of Entries""; ""A Pronunciation Guide""; ""Place Names of Illinois""; ""Names of Unknown Origin""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Author""
Control code
785781208
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 425 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283043953
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c8zrx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785781208
Label
Place names of Illinois, Edward Callary
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-425)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""What Is and What Is Not Included in This Book""; ""A Note on Railroad Names""; ""A Note on Popular Etymology""; ""A Note on Sources""; ""The Form of Entries""; ""A Pronunciation Guide""; ""Place Names of Illinois""; ""Names of Unknown Origin""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Author""
Control code
785781208
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 425 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283043953
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c8zrx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785781208

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