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The brief sketches here tell how the 48 States and Washington, D.C. were named and how the capitals of each State were given names too. Thumbing through the pages we learn for example that Alabama was named for the Indians with whom De Soto had fought a devastating battle and that its capital bears the name of General Montgomery who was a hero at Quebec; or that Nevada is the Spanish word for ""snow covered region"" and that Carson City was named after the famous scout Kit Carson. A simple compendium for classrooms and casual interests.

Pub Date: May 10th, 1957
Publisher: Ablard-Schuman