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British Columbia place names / G.P.V. Akrigg and Helen B. Akrigg.


"For over 30 years, Philip and Helen Akrigg have been tracing the colourful origins of their province's place names. In 1969 their earlier research resulted in the publication of 1001 British Columbia Place Names, which quickly became a best-seller and a standard reference work. Now, as the culmination of their years of investigation is British Columbia Place Names with over 2300 extensive entries, completely replacing the earlier publication. Special attention is given to native Indian names while new information is also provided for other B.C. place names. The book abounds with fascinating historical facts, anecdotes, and remarkable characters involved with the names of towns, cities, rivers, lakes, mountains, and islands. This is a book for everyone with an interest in B.C. history--for the bookshelf at home or the glove compartment of the car. For the visiting friend, it is a perfect gift or souvenir."-- from publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780919203969
  • ISBN: 0919203965
  • ISBN: 9780919203495
  • ISBN: 0919203493
  • Physical Description: xxx, 346 pages : map ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada : Sono Nis Press, 1988.

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General Note:
Rev. ed. of: 1001 British Columbia place names. 3rd ed. 1973.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Names, Geographical > British Columbia.
British Columbia > History, Local.

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