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#184176 - 04/07/09 01:35 AM Re: French place names [Re: Faldage]  
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
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According to a number of books I have read, Los Angeles began as a sailing "station" where cattle hides were cured so that they could be transported to other parts of the world to be made into leather products. A semi-permanent village grew up around the "industry" as workers brought to the station by the sailing vessels remained ashore to process the hides. A couple of Louis L'Amour novels also substantiate this info. Ha!


Any dates? Cattle hides suggests a fairly late date.


The pueblo of Los Angeles was founded in September 1781 at a site about 20 miles northeast of San Pedro Bay where the cattle industry L'Amour referred to was located. The site was first visited by a Spanish explorer in the late 1500s who noted that it would be very suitable for a town; but no settlement was established there until 1781. I don't recall if L'Amour indicated dates. One of his books in which Los Angelos is referred to, I believe, is "Lonesome Gods."

#184185 - 04/07/09 12:21 PM Re: French place names [Re: PastorVon]  
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FWIW, here's (link) a list of cities in North America with their foundation dates.


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#184190 - 04/07/09 05:22 PM Re: French place names [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Good list! Thanks.

#184216 - 04/09/09 04:39 PM Re: French place names [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
FWIW, here's (link) a list of cities in North America with their foundation dates.


Very interesting, thanks for taking the time to research.


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#193368 - 10/05/10 10:56 PM Re: French place names [Re: Chatter]  
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The last nail in the coffin.

#193381 - 10/07/10 07:32 PM Re: French place names [Re: Faldage]  
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If only it were the last coffin.

#193383 - 10/08/10 12:50 AM Re: French place names [Re: Chatter]  
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I see my post makes no sense whatsoever. But, hey! That's cool.

#193384 - 10/08/10 12:59 AM Re: French place names [Re: Faldage]  
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>That's cool.

what's really cool is that *no one* had the hardihood to comment on how it really made no sense whatsoever.

#193385 - 10/08/10 01:07 AM Re: French place names [Re: tsuwm]  
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Now I can stop wondering.

#193386 - 10/08/10 02:30 AM Re: French place names [Re: olly]  
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I could explain it if anyone's really interested, but it's kinda complex and pretty boring. Probably better y'all just entertain whatever fantasies you might be harboring.

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