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Phippen Museum

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4701 N Hwy 89
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
928-778-1385 https://www.phippenartmuseum.org/

July 2019

Arizona Place Names: Our Map and How It Got That Way

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 N Hwy 89
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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Free

Place names are like fossil poetry. They afford a kind of folk history, a snapshot in time that enables us to read in them a record of important events, and reconstruct something of the members of a culture at the time they assigned names to the places they saw. The United States has over 3.5 million place names, and there is no part of the world where nomenclature is so rich, poetical, humorous, and picturesque—a tradition to which Arizona has…

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