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.
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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.
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.