The town was established in 1902, and was originally named "Braly," in honor of the man who owned the land. However, the owner was not exactly honored, and refused to allow his name to be used. The name was thus changed to Brawley.
Today, Brawley is known for its cattle feed industry, rodeos, agriculture, and extremely hot temperatures.
People Born in Brawley
Brawley in People's Lives
Jake Gyllenhaal: I traveled here in 2004 to film scenes of the movie Jarhead.