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Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, as it is still called today, was named by Franciscan monks to honor the Virgin Mary. There is some dispute as to its exact original full name given by its Spanish founders, but popular belief is that it was El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles, or, the town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels. By 1786, the name was shortened to the now familiar Los Angeles.

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