CATALOGUE OF THE LOST:PLACES
excerpt from lecture
It’s not unheard of for place names to disappear. Sometimes they disappear along with the places themselves. Other times the place itself is only a hoped for concept...
133 that never really existed at all. Other long lost places were named to commemorate the
psychological state of the explorer
134 at the time of discovery.....such as....
137 or dismay
138 or homesickness-- and of course many times what the explorers were naming were
other peoples’ homes....many of which
139 already had names
141 which were replaced
144 which are now in the process of being
145 changed back again, since these names are just about lost to the descendants of the people who named them.