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What's in a Name: The Story Behind Saskatchewan Place Names


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ISBN 10: 1895618983 / ISBN 13: 9781895618983
Published by Fifth House, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1997
Used Condition: Fine Soft cover
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History of the place names of Saskatchewan. Over 1800 explained. Originally published in 1973. 350pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no creasing to spine. Almost 'mint'. Weight, 480g. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on specific destination and weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 25506

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Title: What's in a Name: The Story Behind ...

Publisher: Fifth House, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Printed Card Wrappers

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: Third Edition.

Book Type: Trade Paperback

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Local histories have long been a great passion on the prairies. There is tremendous pride in our communities, and prairie people have made extraordinary efforts to record the origins and history of their respective home towns. The best-selling What's in a Name has been an important part of these efforts.

E.T. Russell was fascinated by Saskatchewan place names. And why not? The province has some of the most unusual names in the world. Where else can people claim to hail from Buzzard, Eyebrow, Smoking Tent, Leakville, or Plato? And what about Cadillac, Livelong, and Mozart?

What's in a Name captures the facts and flavour of Saskatchewan history and puts them at your fingertips. Over 1,800 place names are arranged alphabetically, making each entry easy to find and enjoy. There is no end to the entertainment to be derived from browsing through this wonderful collection of colourful stories and anecdotes.

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E.T. Russell is a Fifth House Books author.

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