Friday, February 20, 2015

Fact of the Day: Oakland

Oakland, California get its name somewhat from a Spanish name for the lands that now make up the city. They called it encinal which means "oak grove". There was a large oak forest that surrounded the area. The oak forest eventually gave the city its name, but now in English. 

12 comments:

  1. Interesting how places got their names.

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  2. And they took out all the oaks to build the city, I bet! xo Diana

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  3. Makes sense indeed. Bet not as many oaks reside there today

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  4. I knew the meaning but not the origin. Interesting. Kisses:)

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  5. Somehow, I never pictured oaks there!

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  6. Wow, imagine that. Most oaks have been chopped down for real-estate developments .

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  7. I can't recall ever seeing an oak tree in Oakland.

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  8. Never been there so didn't know about the trees.

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