Dane County Place-Names

Paperback | October 29, 2009

byFrederic G. CassidyIntroduction byTracy WillForeword byDavid Medaris

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Dane County Place-Names is an entertaining record of the heritage of Dane County, Wisconsin’s capital region, from its earliest days through the 1940s. This classic work by the late lexicographer Frederic G. Cassidy is back in print for new generations to enjoy. Cassidy applied his insightful eye to the origins and evolution of local names that reveal a colorful history: Whiskey Creek, Brag Hollow, Marxville, Pancake Valley, Halunkenburg, Skunk Hollow, and Tipple School. This edition features a new introduction by local historian Tracy Will and a foreword by Isthmus journalist David Medaris.

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Dane County Place-Names is an entertaining record of the heritage of Dane County, Wisconsin’s capital region, from its earliest days through the 1940s. This classic work by the late lexicographer Frederic G. Cassidy is back in print for new generations to enjoy. Cassidy applied his insightful eye to the origins and evolution of local n...

Frederic G. Cassidy (1907–2000) was professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and editor of the Dictionary of American Regional English.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7 × 4.5 × 0.7 inPublished:October 29, 2009Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299232948

ISBN - 13:9780299232948

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Dane County Place-Names is more than a dictionary of local nomenclatures, more than a compendium of historical facts and topographical curiosities. It is the kind of wondrous little volume that compels you to put it down, get up and seek out the places named, to visit them first-hand and to understand this place where you live.”—David Medaris, from the foreword