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ID: 2012140
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Lancaster (inhabited place)  Lancaster (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 34 41 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 34.6833  decimal degrees
Long: 118 08 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -118.1333  decimal degrees

Note: Founded as a whistle stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad. Located in Antelope Valley at western edge of Mojave Desert; center for cattle ranching until early 1900s, when the introduction of irrigation made it an agricultural area; today's economy based on aircraft, electronics and borax mining.

Names:
Lancaster (preferred,C,V)  ............ named by railroad officials for Lancaster, England, or Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Los Angeles (county)  ................  Los Angeles (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Lancaster (inhabited place)  ....................  Lancaster (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established by Scotsmen organized by M.L. Wicks in 1882, founded in 1876
agricultural center (C)
mining center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Lancaster..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  City Names, Los Angeles Times (2007)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 7:129
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6050167
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  City Names, Los Angeles Times (2007)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 129; 7:129
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6050167
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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