Place Names of San Antonio
Plus Bexar and Surrounding CountiesNearly 1,000 place names in San Antonio inform and delight
This much enlarged third edition of a favorite handbook identifies the origins of nearly 1,000 familiar place names in the San Antonio region. Naming sleuth Dr. David P. Green cracks mysteries that puzzled him in earlier editions, and comes up with several hundred new entries as well. There are more ...
We deal with dozens of place names in the course of everyday lifeof streets, schools, parks, towns, landmarks. Do the names mean anything beyond labeling where we live, the routes we drive or the places we’re going? Whoor whatis it named for? An Alamo hero or a noted citizen? A vanished family, a favorite pet or simply someone who happened to be around when a name was needed?
Chapters reveal name origins by categorystreets, parks, schools, libraries and learning centers, landmarks, military bases, suburbs. Origins of Spanish names are included, as are those of a few names less officially designatedPace Picante Sauce, the Quarry Market, the San Antonio Spurs, and more. This is a book with answers you’ll be referring to again and again.