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Remembering Calafia

July 02, 2006

It seems that a most important and interesting part of the story of the "island" of California was omitted--the origin of the name of California ("On the Island of California, a World of Women and Beasts," Rearview Mirror, June 11). The goddess or leader of the black Amazon women in this tale was Queen Calafia, hence the name California.

Margery Pope

Sherman Oaks

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