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From Aabec in Antrim County to Zutphen in Ottawa County, from Hell to Hooker, Michigan Place Names is a compendium of information on the origins of the state's geographical names.
From Aabec in Antrim County to Zutphen in Ottawa County, from Hell to Hooker, "Michigan Place Names" is a compendium of information on the origins of the state's geographical names. With alphabetically arranged thumb-nail sketches, Walter Romig introduces readers to a host of colorful personalities and episodes which have achieved notoriety, though sometimes shortlived, by devising or lending their names to the state's settlements.
Romig spent more than ten years researching and documenting the entries to which he added an extensive bibliography of sources and an index of the personal names used in the text. For the curious, the librarian, the genealogist, or the historian, his book is an indispensable resource. "Michigan Place Names" is another "Michigan classic" reissued as a Great Lakes Book.See all Editorial Reviews
Here's a great book to take along on trips across the state. We find the information fascinating. We learn how places were named and how many times the name has changed, when the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Freddie