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Florida Place Names
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Edition description:
1st ed edition of "Florida Place Names".
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc..
Date: August 1998.
Place: Sarasota, Florida
ISBN 10: 1561640840
ISBN 13: 9781561640843

Number of pages: 291
Language: English

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Names, Geographical, United States - South - South Atlantic (General), History - U.S., Florida - Local History, Geographic Names, Uni,

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Many names of Florida places evoke fantastic images: Caloosahatchee, Okeechobee, Loxahatchee, Everglades, Miami—to mention only a few. Florida's places were often named to honor prominent local citizens such as postmasters, landowners, or war heroes; Jacksonville, for example, was named for Florida's first American governor, Andrew Jackson. Later the state's interest in attracting new residents produced names that suggested pleasant places to live, such as Belle Glade and Avon-by-the-Sea. From Alachua (from the Seminole for jug) to Zolfo Springs (from the Italian for sulphur), Florida Place Names delights and educates with a rich and varied offering of Florida lore.

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Allen Covington Morris was born in 1909

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