The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1905 - Names, Geographical - 334 pages
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Page iv - Reconnaissances in the Cape Nome and Norton Bay regions, Alaska, in 1900," Washington, Government Printing Office, 1901, pp.
Page iv - SCHRADER, FC, and SPENCER, AC The geology and mineral resources of a portion of the Copper River district, Alaska.
Page 28 - argenla," "silver," a smelter being the first industry there. Argonia; city in Sumner County, Kansas, named from the ship Argo, in which Jason sailed to Colchis in quest of the "golden fleece.
Page 11 - Contributions to North American Ethnology, Vol. I, pp. 157-241. INDIVIDUAL STATES. ALABAMA. History of Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi, by Albert James Pickett. ARKANSAS. A Journal of Travels into the Arkansas Territory, by Thomas Nuttalls, 1821. Some Old French Place Names in the State of Arkansas, by John C.
Page 335 - Woodward. 1888. 88 pp. (Out of stock.) 49. Latitudes and longitudes of certain points in Missouri. Kansas, and New Mexico, by RS Woodward. 1889. 13!? pp. 50. Formulas and tables to facilitate the construction and use of maps, by RS Woodward. 1889. 124pp. (Out of stock.) 70.
Page 335 - Goode. 1900. 67 pp., 14 pis. 171. Boundaries of United States and of the several States and Territories, with outline of history of all important changes of territory (second edition), by Henry Gannett. 1900.
Page 39 - red staff or stick," given because of a tall cypress tree which stood upon the spot where it was first settled. Some authorities say that, the name is derived from the name of an Indian chief, whose name translated into French was Baton Rouge.
Page 36 - ... thickness of barren overburden, the frozen, or worse still, half-frozen condition of the gravel, lack of wagon roads, and inadequate mining and police regulations. In spite of these obstacles the wide and fairly uniform distribution of alluvial gold over large areas of Alaska hitherto unexploited...
Page 157 - Coal was brought to the mouth of the tunnel in mine cars, dumped into a skip, and hoisted up over the bluff by a square framed derrick which spilled into a railroad car standing on the spur. At the west end of the railroad a vertical three-compartment shaft was sunk over 25 feet and a tunnel was started on coal in the sea bluff to connect with the shaft. This third or Ray tunnel was driven 125 feet. All work on this property was discontinued in March, 1902, but the company holds possession by retaining...
Page 223 - Newfane; town in Windham County, Vermont, said to have been named for Thomas Fane, one of the "men of Kent.

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