Nevada Place Names, a Geographical Dictionary by Helen S. Carlson
Description: Author and researcher, Helen Carlson, spent almost 14 years in her search for the origins of Nevada's place names. The result of her labors is a fascinating mixture of history spiced with folklore, legend and obscure facts. Nevada's colorful and eventful history is amply reflected in the rich diversity of its place names, such as Bloody Run, Dead Peak, Burning Moscow and Physic Spring. "Nevada Place Names" is an invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in the state and its past. It also offers lively reading for anyone curious about the name at the side of the road and the people who lived or worked there. Published by University of Nevada Press (1974). 282 pages.
Dimensions: 7L x 1W x 10H inches