The Story Behind Alberta Names

The Story Behind Alberta Names

How Cities, Towns, Villages, and Hamlets Got Their Names

Book - 2003
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For Albertans-and for that matter, all Canadians-the name of this western province is inseparable from the maverick attitude it connotes. Alberta conjures images of honest, backbreaking work, free from the restraints of propriety and status found in older settled lands. As with the province, the names of its cities and towns, villages and hamlets reveal attitudes, values, history and geographical connections.

Focusing not just on basic facts, The Story Behind Alberta Names fleshes out the personalities, using humorous anecdotes, the context of people's lives and careers, and the relationship between individuals and the places named for them.

Publisher: Calgary : Red Deer Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780889952560
Branch Call Number: 917.123 SAN 2003
Characteristics: 344 p. : ill


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