Atlantic Canada's Unusual Place Names: Place name origins, attractions, legends, characters, history and firsts by David ScottAtlantic Canada's Unusual Place Names: Place name origins, attractions, legends, characters, history and firsts by David Scott

Atlantic Canada's Unusual Place Names: Place name origins, attractions, legends, characters…

byDavid Scott

Paperback | July 9, 2015

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A collection of unusual place names from the four Atlantic provinces! The origins of each of these 477 strange names are explained and any notable or quirky history is described in detail. Of course, many of these names become "unusual" only when they are at a distance from the place of their origin. Joe Batt's Arm, for example, may seem unusual to a Manitoban (not to Newfoundlanders!). Pokemouche could sound odd to an Ontarian (but familiar to New Brunswickers!). This book also includes little-known facts, trivia, and occurrences from the Atlantic provinces, and also 18 mini-biographies of famous, infamous, and not-so-famous-but-still-interesting Atlantic Canadians.
David E. Scott was educated in Quebec, New Brunswick, and Ontario. He worked for newspapers in the US and Canadaas a reporter-photographer-editor, bureau chief for Canadian Press and was owner-publisher of two Ontario newspapers.Assignments took him to more than one hundred countries. He owned a bar-restaurant-disco in the co-principal...
Title:Atlantic Canada's Unusual Place Names: Place name origins, attractions, legends, characters…Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:July 9, 2015Publisher:Nimbus PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771083263

ISBN - 13:9781771083263

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