They settled on the highly fertile soil of the area, creating settlements to the east and west of the river.
Both river and villages derive their names from Hroda.
This territory was long isolated and the characteristic Ligurian culture has been conserved.
The five villages were only reached by the outside world about one hundred years ago, when the railway line was built.
The chain of mountains that surrounds these villages runs parallel to the "Appennino Mountains" and creates small insenature, steep valleys where the towns are situated.
(Mc Cawley, 1996) Native place/village where the Mission San Fernando Rey de España was founded.
Achois (also, Achoic Comihauit) is a former Tongva Indian settlement in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County, California.