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