Minnesota Place Names

Minnesota Place Names

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The classic reference of place-name information on the state's cities, towns, townships, lakes, and streams. For this revised edition, the staff of the Minnesota Historical Society combed recent literature and databases to update entries and add new names. The book captures much of the lost lore of familiar places and of towns that have disappeared -- and of the people who made the state what it is today.Chrysostom Verwyst, in his later list of Ojibwe geographic names, uses the same orthography, and both these lists copy the spelling of Baragaa#39;s Dictionary, published in 1880, which defines this word as aquot;Giant; also, a very big stout man. ... mispronounced by American and English readers, who would in analogy with the usage of our language pronounce Messabe in two syllables, with a as in fate or babe.

Title:Minnesota Place Names
Author:Warren Upham
Publisher:Minnesota Historical Society Press - 2001


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