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The Resource Paris, Tightwad, and Peculiar : Missouri place names, Margot Ford McMillen

Paris, Tightwad, and Peculiar : Missouri place names, Margot Ford McMillen

Label
Paris, Tightwad, and Peculiar : Missouri place names
Title
Paris, Tightwad, and Peculiar
Title remainder
Missouri place names
Statement of responsibility
Margot Ford McMillen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Names of towns and cities in the State of Missouri are covered in this lively book on the history of place names. The origins behind the names range from humorous to descriptive
  • "Paris, Tightwad, Peculiar, Neosho, Gasconade, Hannibal, Diamond, Quarantine, Zif, and Zig. These are just a few of the names Margot Ford McMillen covers in her lively new book on the history of place names in Missouri. The origins behind the names range from humorous to descriptive: Tightwad, Missouri, is said to have been named after a store owner who cheated a mailman out of his rightful watermelon to make an extra fifty cents. Plad, Missouri, was supposed to be named "Glad," but the post office printed the name wrong, and it was too much trouble to get it changed. Some place names describe a location, such as Big Spring or Flat River. Other names show the influence of immigrants to the state, like Hermann, which is a German name, or the Maries River, which was derived from the French. Many places are named for people or wildlife found nearby, while others are backed up by legend or simply picked out of thin air."--Publishers website
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McMillen, Margot Ford
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri heritage readers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Names, Geographical
  • Readers for new literates
  • Names, Geographical
  • Missouri
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Paris, Tightwad, and Peculiar : Missouri place names, Margot Ford McMillen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-86) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30624764
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 93 pages
Isbn
9780826209726
Isbn Type
(alk. paper) (pbk.)
Lccn
94025468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1606547
Label
Paris, Tightwad, and Peculiar : Missouri place names, Margot Ford McMillen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-86) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30624764
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 93 pages
Isbn
9780826209726
Isbn Type
(alk. paper) (pbk.)
Lccn
94025468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1606547

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