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by Lewis A. McArthur

eBook Oregon Geographic Names epub
  • ISBN: 0875952364
  • Author: Lewis A. McArthur
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oregon Historical Society Pr; Revised, Subsequent edition (June 1, 1992)
  • Pages: 957 pages
  • ePUB size: 1864 kb
  • FB2 size 1388 kb
  • Formats docx azw mbr lrf


Retired from a career as an executive with a Portland-based steel firm, he is active in various preservation projects and serves on the . Board on Geographic Names. If you ever want to know how any location, city, river, creek or other landmark in Oregon was named, this is the book. It is so full of information that it is almost overwhelming, but it is a great reference tool.

Oregon Geographic Names. By Lewis A. McArthur - 6x9" 957 pages. Oregon Geographic Names by Lewis A. McArthur (2003-09-30). Oregon geographic names. McArthur (1991-12-01).

Lewis Ankeny McArthur (April 27, 1883 – November 8, 1951), known as "Tam" McArthur, was an executive for Pacific Power and Light Company. He was also the secretary for the Oregon Geographic Board for many years and the author of Oregon Geographic Names. It is a standard reference book in libraries throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Oregon Geographic Names is a compilation of the origin and meaning of place names in the . state of Oregon, published by the Oregon Historical Society. The book was originally published in 1928.

Oregon Geographic Names book. This is a must have for anyone interested in knowing the history behind Oregon's somewhat quirky town and other geographic names. May 21, 2012 Hildegart rated it really liked it. It's a fun book just to open up and read about some names. Mar 23, 2009 Ed rated it it was amazing.

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An Oregon classic since 1928, "Oregon Geographic Names" is a comprehensive reference to place names throughout the state

An Oregon classic since 1928, Oregon Geographic Names is a comprehensive reference to place names throughout the state. An Oregon classic since 1928, "Oregon Geographic Names" is a comprehensive reference to place names throughout the state. The Pacific Northwest (PNW), sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and (loosely) by the Cascade Mountain Range on the east.

Lewis A. "Tam" McArthur was born in The Dalles, Oregon on April 27, 1883. His father, Lewis Linn McArthur, served as an Oregon Supreme Court justice from 1870 to 1878 and later served as the . His family lived on a farm near Rickreall during part of McArthur's childhood but later moved to Portland, where he was educated at the Portland Academy. He graduated from the University of California in 1908 after also working for The Oregonian newspaper during his college years

This reference, whose own history extends back to 1928, has been revised and expanded since the 5th edition of 1982, and now comprises 5,473 entries with about 1,100 more names mentioned in the text. Dates are given for first recorded use as well as the reasons for the choice of names, and often other interesting information. Regrettably, the compiler, who is pleased to include "Whorehouse Meadow," omits mention of "Cock Rock," preferring the censorial "Rooster Rock" presumably a sop to Oregon bluenoses. Paper edition (237-2), $19.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Comments: (7)
Lanin
Great Book, fun when traveling looking up places I go by.
Jeb
Own this book if you love to take road trips in Oregon. Take it with you everywhere, because there is so much to learn just by looking and reading about a place you never thought about!

This book is such a treasure. You can spend hours looking through it all. Its a wonderful database for places in Oregon you may not be able to read about online. Buy this if you research genealogy in Oregon. Very helpful to identify census localities etc.
Golkree
Been wanting this book for years. Great for a tourist, Oregon Native, or genealogy researcher.
Zut
Gave it as a gift, recipient was most appreciative!
MisTereO
Excellent read if you are a native Oregonian
Mariwyn
NOTE: This is a reprint of the *1928*edition, which is useful as a historical reference. If you're looking for the modern version, see the *6th Edition* (http://www.amazon.com/Oregon-Geographic-Names-Lewis-McArthur/dp/0875952372).
Androwyn
We bought this book a few years back. Kid moved out and requested one for Christmas. Love the fact that he remembered how cool the book was. Can't beat the history. Neighbor borrowed and has already planned out his summer vacation. Thanks for all the work to accumulate the info.
Ever wonder how Post got it's name? Find it herein. Simply the best to toss in the back when traveling the highways and dirt roads of the Oregon outside of the Peoples' Pretentious Republic of Portland. But read it quick: some names have been deemed racist and are being bowlderized out of modern print (hint - that some knowledge is now 'forbidden' should be enough to get one to buy this). I don't know if there will be a future cross-reference! If this does not arouse your curiosity, well, I can't help you. Nuff said. Buy it.
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