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Historic California: Its Colorful Names and How It Got Them Alton Pryor

Historic California: Its Colorful Names and How It Got Them

Alton Pryor

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The way California towns got their names is sometimes amusing and always an interesting lesson in history. Many towns, for instance, were named by railroad superintendents. Instead of giving their foreman a raise in pay, they would name a train stopMoreThe way California towns got their names is sometimes amusing and always an interesting lesson in history. Many towns, for instance, were named by railroad superintendents. Instead of giving their foreman a raise in pay, they would name a train stop after them. Other towns were named for the type of industry there, the location of the town, or other curious aspects that attracted the pioneer naming the town.