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Antelope Valley is in northern Los Angeles County, California, and the southeast part of Kern County, California, and is a part of the western tip of the Mojave Desert.[1] It is between the Tehachapi, Sierra Pelona, and the San Gabriel Mountains.[2] The valley was named for the pronghorns that roamed there until they were all killed in the 1880s, mostly by hunting, or moved to other areas.[2][3] The main cities in the Antelope Valley are Palmdale and Lancaster.


  1. "Antelope Valley". United States Geological Survey. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dale Pitt (2000). "Antelope Valley". Los Angeles A to Z: an encyclopedia of the city and county. University of California Press. 
  3. William Bright; Erwin Gustav Gudde (30 November 1998). 1500 California place names: their origin and meaning. University of California Press. p. 16. ISBN 978-0-520-21271-8 . Retrieved 20 January 2012.