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Doug Brokenshire is a world traveler, school teacher, aviator and retiered naval officer. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland in 1930 and earned his MA from Stanford University in 1962.
Washington State Place Names is a fine start, but of such limited coverage to leave the reader driving past far too many locations without the ability to learn anything about them. I suppose the problem is that in comparison to McArthur's Oregon Geographic NamesOregon Geographic Names, nothing else satisfies.
Much of what is covered in the book could be read by merely stopping at roadside historical signs. The lack of coverage and depth detract from the book.
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