California Place Names, 40th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names

By Erwin G. Gudde, William Bright (Editor), William Bright (Revised by)

University of California Press, 9780520266193, 496pp.

Publication Date: February 10, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/1/2004)

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Description

This anniversary edition concentrates on the origins of the names currently used for the cities, towns, settlements, mountains, and streams of California, with engrossing accounts of the history of their usage. The dictionary includes a glossary and a bibliography.


About the Author

Erwin G. Gudde (1889-1969) was Professor Emeritus of German at the University of California, Berkeley. William Bright (1928-2006) was Emeritus Professor of linguistics and anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles.


Praise For California Place Names, 40th Anniversary Edition: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names

“A fun companion for trips to other parts of the state. . . . An impressive amount of California history in this volume.”

— Sue Rosenthal