California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical… (edition 1969)
California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names by Erwin Gustave Gudde
- 1500 California Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning by William Bright (1998)
- The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names by Eilert Ekwall (1960)
- Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California, 1535-1846 (California Legacy Book) by Rose Marie Beebe (2001)
- One Thousand California Place Names: The Story Behind the Naming of Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Capes, Bays, Counties and by Erwin Gustave Gudde (1971)
- California's Spanish Place-Names: What They Mean and How They Got There by Barbara Marinacci (1980)
- Contested Eden: California Before the Gold Rush (California History Sesquicentennial Series) by Ramón A. Gutiérrez (1998)
- California: Mapping the Golden State through History: Rare and Unusual Maps from the Library of Congress (Mapping States Through History) by Ray Jones (2010)
- Historical Atlas of California, by Warren A. Beck (1974)
- Land in California : the story of mission lands, ranchos, squatters, mining claims, railroad grants, land scrip, homesteads by W. W. Robinson (1979)
- Place-Names of the World by Adrian Room (1974)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0520242173, Paperback)
Absco, a Southern Pacific station, was coined in the 1920s from the name of the American Beet Sugar Company, which had a factory in Oxnard.
Pochea is an Indian village site in Riverside County, said to mean "where the rabbit went in."
Siskiyou was the Chinook word for 'bobtailed horse,' originally taken over from the Cree language. From Abadi Creek to Zzyzyx Spring, thousands of discoveries await the reader of California Place Names. This is the fourth edition, extensively revised and expanded, of a classic work of Californiana. The curious traveler or resident, as well as the serious student, will find a wealth of description and history in these names, as rich and various as the California landscape itself.
Like its predecessors, this 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. It has been updated to incorporate the latest research on California place names published by regional historians and to include new names that have been added to the California map since 1969. Readers will appreciate the local pronunciation of place names with unusual spellings; anyone curious about how to say La Jolla or Weitchpec can find the information here, in phonetic transcriptions. Finally, the many California place names of American Indian origin--such as Yreka, Shasta, Napa, Sonoma, Tamalpais, Yosemite, Lompoc, Mugu, Coachella, or Poway--receive particular attention from editor William Bright. The dictionary includes a Glossary and a Bibliography.
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