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Recommended reading: Origins of place names

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Grant Smith, pictured at right, recommended the following books for those interested in digging deeper into place name origins:

“Place Names of Washington,” by Robert Hitchman, published by the Washington State Historical Society, 1985

“Origin of Washington Geographic Names,” by Edmond S. Meany, published by the University of Washington Press, 1923

“Idaho Place Names – A Geographical Dictionary,” by Lalia Boone, published by the University of Idaho Press, 1988

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