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Re: CHAT: Place names (was: Pascua)

From:Marcus Smith <smithma@...>
Date:Friday, May 5, 2000, 0:52
At 5/4/00 02:34 PM -0700, you wrote:

>Most towns were named after their founders (Castroville), or for another >place (Cambria, which is anice coastal town), or the name was just pretty >or poetic, or evokes a certain image "Pleasanton".
Some were named because the founders with delirious or crooked: Antelope Valley -- no antelopes in the area ever Lake LA -- not in LA, no lake (developers promised to build an artificial one, but backed out) Palmdale -- not a "dale", no palm trees. Local folk lore says they thought the Joshua Trees were palm trees, which shows that they had never seen palms. Marcus