Oklahoma Place Names
In this new and enlarged edition of his popular book, the author has added not only a number of new entries but also new information to existing entries. Nearly 3,600 counties, cities, mountains, and lakes are listed alphabetically, with such information as origin of name, date of founding and abandonment of towns, existence of a post office, changes of name, and other pertinent details.
The story of its place names shows the entire panorama of Oklahoma history. The state has occupied a peculiar position as the converging point of many and varied civilizations, and its names are a reflection of the romance of its racial and pioneering past. The music of Spanish and the guttural of Indian tongues are to be found in close juxtaposition in the names of geographical features. French, English, and even Bohemian names produce a medley of nomenclature probably unequaled anywhere else in the University States.
The author has drawn his materials from information supplied by historical archives, government records, and the recollections of private individuals, in addition to making use of Charles Gould's pioneering work on the subject, published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 1933 and long out of print.
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This guide is an easy to use reference to the etiology of place names in Oklahoma. Excellent as a complement to Kent Ruth's Oklahoma Travel Handbook, because this book includes many of the smaller past, present, and ghost towns that Ruth wasn't able to cover in his treatment.
JSTOR: Oklahoma Place Names
Oklahoma Place Names. By George H. Shirk. (Norman: University of Okla- homa Press, 1965. Pp. xv + 233. $4.95.) This book, the author of which is both the ...
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Copeland, Oklahoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Latimer County Oklahoma -- Towns -- Then and Now
Source unless otherwise noted: George H. Shirk, Oklahoma Place Names, ... George A. Shirk, Oklahoma Place Names, (Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1965). ...
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GOULD, Charles N. Oklahoma Place Names. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1933. HAINES, Aubrey L. Yellowstone Place Names: Mirrors of History. ...
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OKLAHOMA PLACE NAMES, Shirk. Approximately 3500 names are given. Each place is located and a brief mention made of the origin of the name. ...
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Oklahoma Place Names. GEORGE H. SHIRK. University of Oklahoma Press,. Norman, 1965. xv and 233 pp. $4.95. ... Oklahoma Place Names. and his unpublished ...
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The Lurline Coltharp Collection of Onomastics at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) Library