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Hole In The Wall

カリフォルニア州サンノゼ在のソフトウェアエンジニア。

カリフォルニア州あずさ市。

夕方TVを観ていて、出てきたこのニュース。

A brush fire erupted Monday above Azusa.
A Los Angeles County fire pilot initially saw smoke in the hills in the San Gabriel Canyon area off of N. San Gabriel Canyon Road and W. Sierra Madre Avenue shortly before 6 p.m.

Brush Fire Prompts Evacuations In Azusa « CBS Los Angeles

ロサンゼルス郡あずさ市で山火事、というニュースなのだけど、この「あずさ市」、てっきり日系人が名づけたのかと思ったら全然違った。市のウェブページによれば、

However, he also referred to this area as The Azusa in his diary. Here roamed the Shoshonean Indian, locally known as the Gabrieleno when the area of Azusa was first inhabited by white immigrants and homesteaders. Their community was known as Asuksa-nga. It is said Azusa was derived from the Indian name.

Azusa, CA - Official Website - Azusa History

この地に赴任したキリスト教宣教師が地元のインディアンの名前にちなんでつけた地名らしい。しかし面白いな。