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Re: CHAT: Place names (was: Pascua)

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Friday, May 5, 2000, 22:23
>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
Hah, so that's how all those places got their names. However, Antelope Valley may have been named after the Prong Horn Antelopes that are native to California. There's a town near here called Elkhorn, because it's near Elkhorn Slough, which might have been named after the Tule Elk that were common around here until most were hunted. ________________________________________________ The rattan basket criticizes the palm leaf basket, still both are full of holes.