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Overview This compendium of the unusual origins of more than 3,000 American place names is meant to be read, enjoyed, passed around, and taken on family trips. Travelers might even stumble upon Nothing, Arizona, population four. Illustrations & maps.
Publishers Description Peculiar, Uncertain, and Two Egg, by Don Blevins is a collection of more than 3,000 oddly named places in the United States and how each received its moniker. Some of the names are merely fascinating, others humorous; but anyone who uses this authoritative volume will be able to settle many an argument about how a particular site received its name.
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Studio: Cumberland House Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6" Height: 1.16" Weight: 1.33 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2000
Publisher Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN 1581820941 ISBN13 9781581820942
Availability 111 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 22, 2017 10:04.
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More About Don Blevins
Don Blevins, a native of Tennessee, retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1972 after twenty-one years of service and moved to San Marcos, Texas, where he took up a pen. His articles have been published in more than fifty regional, travel, and special-interest periodicals, and he is the author of five previous books, including From Angels to Hellcats: Legendary Texas Women, 1836 to 1880 (Mountain Press Publishing, 2001).
Don Blevins currently resides in San Marcos. Don Blevins was born in 1933.
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Entertaining, but unreliable. Mar 2, 2007
A amusing book, but one wonders about Blevins's research. Consider his s entry for Fairdealing, Marshall Co., Kentucky: "tagged for the fair dealing of Enos Vaughn, store owner....he often traded a gallon of moonshine for an acre of land, and eventually owned as many as 10,000 acres of land." The name of the store owner was John Enos Faughn, not Enos Vaughn; probate and land records put his holdings at about 10% of what Blevins claims, and that Faughn obtained them through grants, not private trade. The author's "moonshine" reference plays to stereotype, but is doubtful on its face (Faughn obtained most of his land in a single decade, when the entire county's population was just over 5,000.)