A Mosaic of History, Stories and
Local Lore: Swan Valley Place Names
By Steve Lamar
My husband, Steve, has written a guide to place names in Swan Valley with more than 500 geologic and historic features including lakes, streams, and mountain peaks in the Mission Mountains Wilderness, the Swan Valley and the spectacular Swan Front. With this book you'll discover the mapmakers, mountain men, foresters, and early settlers who christened idyllic landmarks such as "Angels Bathing Pool" and "Daughter of the Sun Mountain." The text and images weave a colorful mosaic of early survey maps, field notes, letters, oral histories, and photographs. The reader will gain a broader understanding of this valley's landscape and culture.