Talk:Guerneville, California

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I changed the comments on chess to refer to the permanent chess tables, rather than the fact that people play chess at them, since that seems more noteworthy, a clearer indication that playing chess in the plaza is a part of the town's culture. I'm really surprised there's not an entry for Johnson's Beach yet, but I'm not qualified to create it. With no disrespect to the Harris clan, I'm wondering if the entire world really needs to know the name of the family that sells sno-cones? I didn't want to change it unless other people fine it unnecessary. JonathanPenton 09:14, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

there is a small page about the school that i created, but i am not sure where it fits inJollyjoegiant 03:38, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

My observation of the preferred pronunciation is that while Gurn-ville is preferred by locals today, there is a historical precedent for the pronunciation Gur-nee-ville. My understanding is that the latter was preferred at least up until the first half of the 20th Century, even in Guerneville. My mother was born in 1921 and lived in San Francisco and Berkeley in the 20's and 30's, she always said Gur-nee-ville without any since of sarcasm or irony, as do her friends who still live in the SF Bay Area today. BigJohnSF 17:31, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

The town was named for George Guerne (pronounced "gurn"), which has been the main reason that local residents have insisted the town should be pronounced "Gurn-ville." Sallyrob 18:41, 17 September 2007 (UTC)


Tone of article[edit]

While providing good information, this article reads very much like a narrative and could be improved by the use of formal tone. WildCowboy 16:07, 9 July 2007 (UTC)