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Place Names of Wisconsin
by Edward Callary
University of Wisconsin Press, 2016
Paper: 978-0-299-30964-0 | eISBN: 978-0-299-30968-8
Library of Congress Classification F579.C35 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 977.5

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The colorful history and culture of Wisconsin are reflected in its place names, from those created by Native Americans, French explorers, and diverse European settlers to more recent appellations commemorating political figures, postmasters, and landowners. Organized alphabetically for easy reference, Edward Callary’s concise entries reveal the stories behind such intriguing names as Fussville, Misha Mokwa, Couderay, and Thiry Daems. Fun to read and packed with information, Place Names of Wisconsin is a must-have for anyone interested in Wisconsin and Midwest history, language, geography, and culture—or anyone who simply wonders “why did they name it that?”
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