From Ackley to Zwingle: The Origins of Iowa Place Names

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Iowa State University Press, 1993 - Science - 235 pages
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The towns of Iowa have been named for railroad magnates and saloon owners, poets and politicians, bulls and dogs, rivers and trees--and almost anything else that someone could dream up. This fascinating collection gives an account of the colorful, often humorous, and sometimes bizarre origins of over 1,200 Iowa place names.

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Contents

THE STATE NAME
13
Names for Which Origins Have Not Been Found
197
Bibliography
223
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