Local histories have long been a great passion on the prairies. There is tremendous pride in our communities, and prairie people have made extraordinary efforts to record the origins and history of their respective home towns. The best-selling What's in a Name has been an important part of these efforts.
E.T. Russell was fascinated by Saskatchewan place names. And why not? The province has some of the most unusual names in the world. Where else can people claim to hail from Buzzard, Eyebrow, Smoking Tent, Leakville, or Plato? And what about Cadillac, Livelong, and Mozart?
What's in a Name captures the facts and flavour of Saskatchewan history and puts them at your fingertips. Over 1,800 place names are arranged alphabetically, making each entry easy to find and enjoy. There is no end to the entertainment to be derived from browsing through this wonderful collection of colourful stories and anecdotes.