Roxbury Place-name Stories: Facts, Folklore, Fibs

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Jeannine Green, 2009 - History - 276 pages
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Every place on earth has a name. Never noticed the place-names in your town? Then take a look at these tales; you'll learn some things about where you live. These stories are about a rural Connecticut town settled in the 1700s. Place-names are everywhere on rivers, roads, brooks, hills, buildings, parks, cemeteries, nature preserves, even rocks. The names are from Englishmen, Indians, plants, animals, battles, the Bible, hell, heroes, celebrities, and just plain folks. Place-names are strange creatures, but they all reveal the history, culture, and eccentricities of people who passed through even in your town. Rummage around these tales if you're a librarian, historian, geographer, genealogist, traveler, or resident of this planet.

Advance Praise from Roxbury, Conn. Notables

lasting treasure for our community insights into nuggets of Roxbury's heritage quick and pleasurable read

Barbara Henry, First Selectman

extraordinary vade mecum informs and amuses paints a living portrait of Roxbury

Steven Schinke, President, Roxbury Land Trust

exhaustive research into town records, printed sources, unpublished manuscripts and the memories of older residents clear panorama of where white settlers first arrived in the 18th century

Timothy Field Beard, FASG, Town Historian

important local history and delightful read

Valerie G. Annis, Director, Minor Memorial Library.


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Jeannine Green was head of the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library at the University of Alberta. She received a BASpec and Master's Degree in Library Science from the University of Alberta and was a sessional lecturer at the University's School of Library and Information Studies, where she taught History of the Book.

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