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Term: Yuba [origin of place name]

Definition: 1. "The name was chosen by Edward Pinick, who platted the village in 1856, and soon thereafter had a post office established there, he being the first postmaster." 2. May have been named from Yuba, California (a gold locality). Word derived from the original Spanish name of the river, El Rio de las Uvas (pron. Yubas) = "the river of grapes."

[Source: 1. Richland Center Republican, 25 Nov. 1937. 2. Gannett. Place Names in the U.S. in U.S. Geological Survery Bull, #197.]

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