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Atascadero (ətăskədârˈō) [key], uninc. town (1990 pop. 23,138), San Luis Obispo co., SW Calif., on the Salinas River; founded 1913 as a model community. It is a residential and farming town, with cattle, grain, fruits, vegetables, and nursery stock.

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