Item description for Place Names of Glacier National Park by Jack Holterman...
Fascinating stories behind 663 geographic names in Glacier National Park, Montana, and Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta. Fun, factual, and always fascinating, this is a great history book and a lively travelogue that will add to anyone's enjoyment of these wonderful places.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Apr 26, 2006
Publisher Riverbend Publishing
ISBN 1931832684 ISBN13 9781931832687
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An amusing guide to browse through. Nov 4, 2007
Place Names of Glacier National Park: The Fascinating Stories Behind 663 Geographic Names in Glacier National Park, Montana, and Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta lives up to its title. Each place name is arranged in alphabetical order, and boats a description of how that name came to be ranging in length from one sentence to a full page. Many places have Native American names; others are named after the explorers who discovered them, or their distinguishing features. "Dragon Tail, near Comeau Pass, is a ridge or spur to the southwest of Mount Reynolds. The curious thing about dragons, which are not numerous among the fauna of Glacier or Waterton, is that in European tradition they represent chaos, whereas in Eastern thought they symbolize the power that brings order out of chaos." An amusing guide to browse through.