Originally the name comes from a myth from the Muisca peoples during the early 1500's in the Andes (what is now Colombia). The myth tells of the legend of the Golden Man, or El Dorado. This came to be known as an actual place, an empire, where this golden king lived. There were many treacherous expeditions undertaken during the 1500's in order to find this place, true Indiana Jones styles (Sir Walter Raleigh tried to find it too).
We toiled and sweated through the thick Amazonian underbrush, air thick with humidity, all to find el Dorado.
A small city in Kansas with a population of approximately 12,300 people according to the 2000 US Census. El Dorado is located at 37°49'16" North, 96°51'30" West. The place is full of ranches and oil refinieies. Has a notable smell, kind of like a mix between Dodge city and Kuwait.
I went to Butler County Community College there. I'm never, ever, EVER coming back....oh I remeber the fire.
A small town in northern California, population approximately 2000. Home to a gun shop and Poor Red's bar, a sandwich shop, a timbermill, and Union Mine High School. Sucks even more than the town down the freeway, whose claim to fame is a historic lynching tree.
Also, a northen CA county containing the city of El Dorado.
Man, I need to get the fuck out of El Dorado before I end up LIVING here.