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[log in to unmask] writes:
>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.


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 The rattan basket criticizes the palm leaf basket, still both are full of
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