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by Lewis A McArthur

Download Oregon geographic names ePub
  • ISBN 0875951147
  • ISBN13 978-0875951140
  • Language English
  • Author Lewis A McArthur
  • Publisher Western Imprints, the press of the Oregon Historical Society; Enlarged 5th edition (1982)
  • Pages 839
  • Formats mbr txt mobi doc
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1374 kb
  • Size Fb2 1581 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 970

Book by McArthur, Lewis A

Oregon Geographic Names. By Lewis A. McArthur - 6x9" 957 pages.

Oregon Geographic Names. Oregon Geographic Names by Lewis A. McArthur (2003-09-30). Oregon geographic names. McArthur (1991-12-01).

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 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.

Portland : Oregon Historical Society. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.

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.

Flag as Inappropriate. McArthur's official connection with Oregon geography began when Governor Oswald West appointed him to the Oregon Geographic Board (now the Oregon Geographic Names Board) in 1914. Two years later, he was elected board secretary. He served in that position until 1949, when he resigned after 35 years on the board.

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Great Book, fun when traveling looking up places I go by.
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.
Been wanting this book for years. Great for a tourist, Oregon Native, or genealogy researcher.
Gave it as a gift, recipient was most appreciative!
Excellent read if you are a native Oregonian
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* (
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.