Posted by Ron Filion on Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 10:56:12 :
In Reply to: China and India Basins posted by Deirdre Visser on Friday, October 28, 2005 at 16:16:47 :
According to Jill Fox, Friends of India Basin:
"The history of India basin is a curious combination of industry and open space, business and pleasure. The name India basin first appeared on a map in 1868, but theories as to its origin remain murky. The best guess is that India Basin is named for the ships from the India Rice Mill Company which docked there. A more creative explanation has it that it was so named because water from nearby springs would stay fresh until a ship reached India."
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