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California Place Names

The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names, 40th Anniversary Edition

Erwin G. Gudde (Author), William Bright (Editor), William Bright (Revised)

Available worldwide

Paperback, 496 pages
ISBN: 9780520266193
February 2010
$31.95, £21.95
This anniversary edition concentrates on the origins of the names currently used for the cities, towns, settlements, mountains, and streams of California, with engrossing accounts of the history of their usage. The dictionary includes a glossary and a bibliography.
Erwin G. Gudde (1889-1969) was Professor Emeritus of German at the University of California, Berkeley. William Bright (1928-2006) was Emeritus Professor of linguistics and anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
“A fun companion for trips to other parts of the state. . . . An impressive amount of California history in this volume.”—Sue Rosenthal Bay Nature

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