Good 43º really foggy morning!
Yesterday the fog and clouds hung around and we stayed in the 30ºs until after 10am, then skyrocketed to 47º by 1pm.
Rain started at 1:15pm. It mostly just drizzled on and off. We topped with 1/4" of the wet stuff.
Picture of the Day.......
Interesting about odd named cities in California....
“Where ya from?” “Earp.” “Excuse me?” “Earp.” “Well, I never …” “Earp.” “You should be ashamed of yourself!” “Earp.”
Yup, Earp’s named after Wyatt, who lived in the area for a few years.
Yes, Tarzana was named after Tarzan. No, it wasn’t given that name just because some early settler loved to read books about feral children in Africa. Tarzana was actually the site of Tarzana Ranch, owned and named by the Tarzan author himself, Edgar Rice Burroughs.
According to legend, local residents debated long into the night on a name for their new town. One of them pointed out that they would likely never agree upon a name. Some wag thereupon nominated the name "Likely," and the rest is history.
Wow, ten cities with the word “city” in their names. Now, that’s imaginative.
- California City – created in 1958 with the aim of becoming California’s “next great city” (it didn’t)
- National City – from Royal Ranch (El Rancho del Rey), which was changed to National Ranch (El Rancho de la Nacion), which somehow became National City (and notranch)
- Studio City – from a studio that Mack Sennett built on ground that the developer donated
- Cathedral City – at the mouth of Cathedral Canyon, so named for a peak in said canyon that looks like … you guessed it … a cathedral. Sonny Bono is buried here.
- Temple City – after Walter P. Temple, first settler. Officially, the City of Temple City.
- Holy City – built by cult-leader William E. Riker, who advocated celibacy, temperance, communal living, and white supremacy (more here)
- King City * – named after founder Charles King; formerly Hog Town and City of King
- Highway City – named by the incredibly imaginative fig grower J. C. Forkner, of Golden State Highway Fig Gardens fame
- Plaster City – well, it is owned by the United States Gypsum Corporation
- Project City – named after the Shasta Dam construction project
- City of Industry – created in 1957 for the sole purpose of industrial development. Site of the mall parking lot from Back to the Future.
- Yuba City – possibly from uva, the Spanish word for "grape"
and then there is Weed...... LOL
Weed was named after Abner Weed, the founder of the local lumber mill. The surname itself comes from Old English and basically means an “irascible person” (www.ancestry.com). Mt. Shasta is nearby, so the area gets a lot of tourists.
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Historically this date........
And births this date include...
....drafted into the Army during Korea but was fanatical against the Viet Nam war to the point of leaving the country! A Texan, a Methodist, and a Democrat. Odd.
1941 – Tommy Kirk, American actor
1941 – Tommy Rettig, American actor (d. 1996)
1952 – Susan Dey, American actress
1964 – Bobby Flay, American chef and restaurateur
, and TV.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo