Poverty Flat, Bearskin Gulch, Drunker Hollow. Hogup Mountain, Lousy Jim Creek, Hey Joe Canyon, Snake John Reef, Sob Rapids, Nipple Butte, Tooele, La Verkin, Skutumpah, all Utah toponyms, or place names. Where are they? What is their history? Their importance? Are they, or were they populated? Do they exist today? And always, The Name. How did they get it? Who provided it? When? What does it mean? Is Centerville in the center, and of what? Was Notom named for a rejected suitor? Is Levan really.....?
John W. Van Cott has spent the better part of a lifetime searching out the answers to these questions. Now the fruits of his labor are recorded in this, the most extensive compilation of Utah place names ever published. Over four thousand toponyms are listed alphabetically, marking the passage of peoples and cultures.
Paperback, c1990, 453 p. ;15 cm Includes Bibliographical references (411-434) and index.
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