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Riberia: Who knew?
Editor: Robert Makin (Letters, June 20) is correct in his deduction that the name “Riberia” is an English corruption of the Spanish word “Ribera,” and that it originally referred to the white sand beach that once bordered the marshes of the San Sebastian River.
After the Civil War, the first stretch of this riverbank to be developed into a regular road ran southward from King Street and was called Mill Street for the two
sawmills that stood on the bank of the San Sebastian.
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