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From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History (Indiana) Paperback – October 1, 1995

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Product Details

  • Series: Indiana
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press (October 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0253209552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253209559
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,000,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 5, 2001
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The folklorist, Ronald Baker, has written an excellent study of place names in Indiana. Thoroughly documented, this book is a fine guide for finding out how various towns and cities in Indiana got their names. What is especially interesting is Baker's introduction to this volume. He shows how there are common patterns to the development of place names in the state. Baker then provides ways for readers to draw conclusions about the history of the state by finding out how various names came to be. This book is very useful for understanding the folklore of Indiana, and it is a model for studies of place names in other states.
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Not as many interesting stories as I thought might be included. Too many listings about Indiana cities just recite information about post office history for a particular city. There are some interesting anecdotal stories, just not enough of them.
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