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This is about the most confusing name, because Ontario, CA can mean two different things: Ontario, California (city) or Ontario, Canada (province). Gotta love whoever had the bright idea to name a California city "Ontario".

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I live near the California Ontario, so that's the one I'm more used too

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There's also Vancouver, Washington, which is actually older than the Vancouver most people know about. The Vancouver in Washington was a fur trading outpost called Fort Vancouver, which then became a frontier town as people began to settle it in the late 1840s, and was later incorporated in 1857. The other Vancouver in BC was not settled until 1858, when a gold rush brought a ton of prospecting miners there, and was not incorporated until 1886. 

If you also look at the history of Ontario, California, the now largely suburban city was originally purchased by two Canadian brothers who named it "Ontario" after the region from where they were born. Many cities on the East Coast similarly share names with their British counterparts, due to its history of being formerly colonial towns. 

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No idea, but I do know there used to be a NASCAR track in Ontario, California.

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I didn't even know there was such thing as an Ontario California.

Either way though, I'd love to visit both someday. 

Edited by Lucky Bolt

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On 2/13/2019 at 4:36 PM, This Whomps said:

I live near the California Ontario, so that's the one I'm more used too

Same I also live near Ontario 

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4 hours ago, Lucky Bolt said:

I didn't even know there was such thing as an Ontario California.

Either way though, I'd love to visit both someday. 

One is the heartland of Canada and the other is a boring suburban city that's contributing to urban sprawl. 

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7 hours ago, Lucky Bolt said:

I didn't even know there was such thing as an Ontario California.

Either way though, I'd love to visit both someday. 

My cousin Sean lives like, 10 minutes from it. And he's close to Norco too.

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