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6 edition of 1001 Colorado place names found in the catalog.

1001 Colorado place names

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Published by University Press of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Colorado,
  • Colorado.
    • Subjects:
    • Names, Geographical -- Colorado.,
    • Colorado -- History, Local.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Other titlesOne thousand one Colorado place names., One thousand and one Colorado place names.
      StatementMaxine Benson ; illustrations by Robin Richards.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF774 .B46 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 237 p. :
      Number of Pages237
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1089460M
      ISBN 100700606327, 0700606335
      LC Control Number94013556

      The origins of Colorado place names offer insightful glimpses into the state s formative years. Emanuel Saltiel named his new community along the Arkansas River Cotopaxi, after a volcano in Ecuador. Rifle Creek and the town of Rifle earned their names thanks to a rifle left behind along the banks of the creek.   Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs has been named the provisional headquarters of the U.S. Space command for at least the next six years, Sen. Cory Gardner and Gov. Jared Polis said in. 10 hours ago  Colorado’s health department changed the way it publicly reports coronavirus deaths Friday, introducing a second category of fatalities after its methods came under scrutiny — .


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1001 Colorado place names by Maxine Benson Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Colorado Place Names, Maxine Benson scrutinizes the most popular, interesting, and unique place names in the state. She discusses how the chosen names originated and Cited by: 5. Colorado Place Names Maxine Benson When it came to labeling cities, towns, counties, crossroads, mining camps, rivers, forests, peaks, and passes, Colorado place namers looked to an array of sources for ideas.

One thousand one Colorado place names One thousand and one Colorado place names: Responsibility: Maxine Benson ; illustrations by Robin Richards. This volume discusses how place names in Colorado originated and what changes they have undergone.

63 counties, settlements and 56 fourteeners (peaks ab feet) along with other places known for their historical, geographical, geological or onomastic significance are included. The origins of Colorado place names offer insightful glimpses into the state's formative years. Emanuel Saltiel named his new community along the Arkansas River Cotopaxi, after a volcano in Ecuador.

Rifle Creek and the town of Rifle earned their names thanks to a rifle left behind along the banks of the creek/5(2). Maxine Benson's Colorado Place Names and Annotations and Bibliography for Colorado Place Names () are fun, informative resources for history and naming details of many Colorado locations.

William Bright's Colorado Place Names () is a similar resource and a. The Denver Public Library - Colorado Place Names Preface This is hardly a Colorado history book. It is, rather, a directory of places in Colorado, past and present — all kinds of places. In fact, it is the most complete such guide to be found in a single reference.

No previously published directory comes close to its extent or depth of coverage. According to Maxine Benson’s book Colorado Place Names, Parachute gets its name from the shape of a creek when viewed from up high, or from hunters on the cliffs above who said, “We need a parachute to get down there!” Paradox is named for the Paradox Valley, which is situated in a northwest to southwest direction, but dissected by the Dolores River as it flows in a south to north direction.

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