Louisiana place names popular, unusual, and forgotten stories of towns, cities, plantations, bayous, and even some cemeteries by Clare D"Artois Leeper

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Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Geographical Names,
  • Local History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementClare D"Artois Leeper
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF367 .L425 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25116155M
ISBN 109780807147382, 9780807147399, 9780807147405, 9780807147412
LC Control Number2011048188

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Louisiana History “Clare D’Artois Leeper’s Louisiana Place Names brings to life the incredible diversity of the state’s heritage and culture. You’ll discover places named by people with straightforward approaches and some with quirky senses of humor.

This book is researched with a great deal of thought and care.”—. From Aansel to Zwolle, with Mamou in between, researcher Clare D'Artois Leeper offers an alphabet of Louisiana place names, both past and present. Leeper includes entries that reveal a distinct view of the state's history. Her unique blend of documented fact and traditional wisdom results in an entertaining guide to Louisiana's place name lore/5(9).

Not surprising for a region that has existed under ten flags, Louisiana’s place names reflect a mixture of several languages and point to other locales across the country and around the world. Even the state’s name, Leeper points out, combines the French Louis and the Spanish iana, meaning “belonging to” Louis by: 1.

Not surprising for a region that has existed under ten flags, Louisiana’s place names reflect a mixture of several languages and point to other locales across the country and around the world. Even the state’s name, Leeper points out, combines the French Louis and the Spanish iana, meaning “belonging to” Louis XIV.

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Most importantly, Read devoted a good portion of his research to the meaning of place names in the southeastern United States—especially as they related to Indian word adoption by Europeans. This volume includes his three Louisiana articles combined: Louisiana: Louisiana Place-Names of Indian Origin (), More Indian Place-Names in Cited by: 1.

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This book is researched with a great deal of thought and care. Cynthia V. CampbellBrand: Louisiana State University Press. Louisiana sits above the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of the Mississippi River, bordered by Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east and Texas to the west.

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