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Santa Rosa, California
The founder of this city in New Mexico, Don Celso Baca, named the area in 1890 after a chapel he'd previously built, Santa Rosa. The chapel drew its name from Baca's own mother, Rosa, and St. Rose of Lima. The rose could also be a nod to Our Lady of Guadeloupe and the flowers in her story that so many Spanish settlers honor.

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