Ono, California

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Ono, California an unincorporated community in Shasta County. Ono’s center is on SR A16 (a.k.a. Platina Road), the village’s only access to the rest of the world. It is about 5 miles (8.0 km) from its neighbor, Igo,[1] and about 17 miles (27 km)[2] from Redding, the county seat.

According to tradition, the community was named for the answer ("Oh, no") usually given by a miner to his son when asked if the latter could accompany his father to work.[3] The name might instead be biblical in origin.[4]

Ono is a community in slow decline, which began in the late 1970s when it lost its primary school and post office to is local neighbor, Igo. Ono and Igo share a newsletter available at http://www.igoono.com/ .[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ono has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (5 May 2013). "Directions from Ono to Igo" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Google (5 October 2012). "Directions from Ono to Redding" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Remington, Frank L. (Sep 8, 1969). "Take a Good Look at the US Map. Towns Have the Craziest Names". The Milwaukee Journal. p. 1. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Gallant, Frank K. (2012). A Place Called Peculiar: Stories about Unusual American Place-Names. Courier Dover Publications. p. 26. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Ono, California

Coordinates: 40°28′31″N 122°37′05″W / 40.47528°N 122.61806°W / 40.47528; -122.61806