Fresno


Fresno
/frez"noh/, n.
a city in central California. 218,202.

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City (pop., 2000: 427,652), central California, U.S. Located in the San Joaquin River valley, it was settled in 1872 as a station on the Central Pacific Railroad and became an agricultural community in the 1880s.

A marketing and shipping centre, it processes cotton, grain, fruits, wines, and dairy products. It is headquarters of the Sierra National Forest and a gateway to resort areas of the Sierra Nevadas. It is the home of California State University, Fresno (1911).

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      city, seat (1874) of Fresno county, central California, U.S. The town site—located in the San Joaquin Valley, about 190 miles (305 km) southeast of San Francisco—was settled in 1872 as a station on the Central (later Southern) Pacific Railroad. After the introduction of irrigation in the 1880s, Fresno (Spanish: “Ash Tree”) developed as an agricultural community. It processes and markets cotton, grain, fruits, wines, sugar beets, and dairy products. There is also some manufacturing. Fresno is headquarters of Sierra National Forest and is a gateway to resort areas of the Sierra Nevada. It is the home of California State University, Fresno (1911), Fresno Pacific University (1944), and a community college (1910), and a branch of the University of California (California, University of), San Francisco, medical school is there. Local attractions include the Fresno Metropolitan Museum (opened 1984), which features art, history, and science exhibits; the Fresno (modern) Art Museum; Forestiere Underground Gardens, designed and built by Sicilian immigrant Baldasare Forestiere; Shinzen Japanese Garden; and Chaffee Zoo. A number of national parks and national forests, including Sequoia National Forest, Sequoia National Park, and Kings Canyon National Park, lie east of Fresno. Inc. 1885. Pop. (1990) city, 354,202; Fresno MSA, 755,580; (2000) city, 427,652; Fresno MSA, 922,516.

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