[key]. 1 City (2020 pop. 230,504), Alameda co., W Calif., on
San Francisco Bay; inc. 1956. Long an agricultural center, with champagne
vineyards founded (1870) by Leland Stanford, it still ships fruits and
vegetables. Its economy was transformed in the 1960s, however, after General
Motors opened a huge automobile assembly plant, later part of a joint
venture with Toyota Motor Corp. Toyota closed the plant in 2010; Tesla
Motors is now located there. With the addition of computer, semiconductor,
and electronics industries, Fremont became one of the fastest growing U.S.
cities. Mission San Jose de Guadalupe (1797) has been restored as a museum.
The city is home to the California School for the Deaf and a large aquatic
park. 2 City (2020 pop. 27,141), seat of Dodge co., E central
Nebr., on the Platte River; inc. 1858. It is a trade, shipping, and
processing center for a grain-growing, dairying, and grazing prairie area.
Midland Lutheran College is there. 3 City (2020 pop. 15,930),
seat of Sandusky co., N Ohio, on the Sandusky River; inc. 1849. It is a
trade and industrial center in an agricultural region specializing in
sugar-beet processing and canning. The battle of Fort Stephenson was fought
there (1813) during the War of 1812. Shipbuilding was an early industry. The
house and tomb of President Rutherford B. Hayes (a state memorial) are in
Spiegel Grove State Park.
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