Names on the land

a historical account of place-naming in the United States by George R. Stewart

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin in Boston

Written in English
Published: Pages: 511 Downloads: 254
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    Includes bibliographical references (p. 442-482) and index.

    Statementby George R. Stewart
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 511 p.
    Number of Pages511
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26912932M

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