LA City Names: What Do They Mean? All Places

LA City Names: What Do They Mean?

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The cities in the Los Angeles county area have some unique names, and most of them have interesting meanings behind them.
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    The name given to the local railroad station of the Southern Pacific in the mid 1870’s was taken from one the Actons in the east.

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    Literally means "Upper Dena," referring to its location relative to Pasadena. The name was applied in 1887.

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    Named after Juan B. Alvarado, governor of Mexican California 1836-1842.

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    Antelope Valley

    Named for the graceful animal once found throughout California.

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    Named for early resident Harriet Atwater Paramore.

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