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e-Book A Place Called Peculiar: Stories About Unusual American Place-Names download

e-Book A Place Called Peculiar: Stories About Unusual American Place-Names download

by Victoria Roberts,Frank K. Gallant

ISBN: 087779619X
ISBN13: 978-0877796190
Language: English
Publisher: Merriam Webster; 1 edition (January 1, 1998)
Pages: 276
Category: Americas
Subategory: History

ePub size: 1678 kb
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Rating: 4.2
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A Place Called Peculiar book.

A Place Called Peculiar book.

A Place Called Peculiar - Frank K. Gallant. Other Unusual Place-Names in Alabama. Literary Place-Names. FICTION WRITERS NEED names for their characters and the places they inhabit, and the names on the American landscape often are better than anything they could make up. Bret Harte wrote short stories about Poker Flat, Fiddletown, and Rough and Ready-all Gold Rush mining camps in northern California (see page 27).

Gallant, also known as Clear Springs or Greasy Cove, is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Etowah, and St. Clair countiesĀ . A Place Called Peculiar: Stories about Unusual American Place-Names. Courier Dover Publications

Gallant, also known as Clear Springs or Greasy Cove, is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Etowah, and St. Clair counties, Alabama, United States. It lies west of the city of Gadsden, the county seat of Etowah County Gallant was the name of a pioneer settler who came from Tennessee. Courier Dover Publications. p. 5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing".

Frank K. Gallant traveled the country-meeting locals, eating in their restaurants, staying at their hotels-and recorded the best of the stories and legends he encountered. The only nationwide survey of its kind, this book features a state-by-state format for easy reference

Frank K. The only nationwide survey of its kind, this book features a state-by-state format for easy reference.

Some of the place naming stories have an historical perspective and while I found this interesting I enjoyed the silly and peculiarĀ . This great paperback book is full of hillarious stories about silly named cities in our United States.

Some of the place naming stories have an historical perspective and while I found this interesting I enjoyed the silly and peculiar stories the most. The more you read the curiouser it gets. Looking For Nirvana? Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. The cover alone lets you know what you are in for: History Marker stating " While Bloody Battles Raged Throughout The Southern States-Nothing Happened Here--Peculiar. Gallant traveled the country - meeting localsĀ . Gallant traveled the country - meeting locals, eating in their restaurants, staying at their hotels - and recorded the best of the stories and legends he encountered.

n-us -. Library of Congress Call Number: E155. Dewey Decimal Classification Number: 91. /003 21. Personal Name: Gallant, Frank . 1948-. Publication, Distribution, etc. Publication, Distribution, et. Springfield, Mass. Merriam-Webster, (c)1998. Physical Description: x, 276 p. : ill. ;, 24 cm. Bibliography, etc. Note

You are looking on one 6 1/2" by 9 1/2" 276 Page softcover copy of "A PLACE CALLED PECULIAR,stories about unusual American place-names" by Frank K. Gallant,printed in1998. This item is in good condition with a little bit of soiling, all pages are clean and tight.

You are looking on one 6 1/2" by 9 1/2" 276 Page softcover copy of "A PLACE CALLED PECULIAR,stories about unusual American place-names" by Frank K. Contents include selections from each state showing details of the origins. of the peculiar place name.

"A state-by-state tour of places with extraordinary names and the stories behind them. Feast on towns from Breakfast Hill, New Hampshire, to Dinner Station, Nevada. Includes local attractions for over 40 towns. Sidebars describe surprising name trends."
Comments:
Narim
Very interesting book about how "peculiar" places were named.

Punind
If you love Americana, you will read this book from cover to cover in one sitting. I am sorry if the word "fascinating" and "enthralling" are fatigued and tired. But so be it. The book is hypnotic.

Kazigrel
This book sounds extremely interesting and I am looking forward to reading it. I think other people would enjoy it too.

Ynye
History, quirky fun facts, and naming inspiration abound. A very easy and enjoyable book that gives a sneak peek into the origins of unique US towns.

Trash
This book is ok but I expected more content. With more research, I'm sure this book can be improved & expanded. I'm disappointed in the limited content.

Dancing Lion
This great paperback book is full of hillarious stories about silly named cities in our United States. The cover alone lets you know what you are in for: History Marker stating " While Bloody Battles Raged Throughout The Southern States--Nothing Happened Here----Peculiar. M.O.".
We took this along with us on a summer family drive. I kept hearing, "Hun, look, we are SO close to Climax--Georgia that is" or "Mom, wooo, look! Double Trouble is only 500 miles away!" The personally researched stories which author Frank Gallant included, were passed around and read aloud. This was almost better than the alphabet game for passing those hours on a road trip.
Notes on uncommon attractions, such as a UFO museum and , my gawd, the worlds largest landfill, only added to the fun. The illustrations are fine, yet not really needed.
Oh, still looking for Nirvana? It's in Michigan along with Hell!
A fun & educational book for all ages.
Thank you for your unterest & comment votes--CDS

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