Borax Springs, California

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Borax Springs is a former settlement in Lake County, California.[1] It was located on Clear Lake near Eastlake.[1]

The name was bestowed due to the borate in the spring waters, replacing the previous name Bloodton, a racist reference to the gypsy blood that was spilled retaking the town.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 152. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.