Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary

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A compendium of Nevada place names, filled with folklore, legend and obscure facts. It examines the history and origin of names like Bloody Run, Dead Peak, Burning Moscow and Physic Spring.

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Helen Carlson's interest in the origin of place names began while she was earning her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research took her throughout Nevada, California, and the Southwest.

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