Fullerton, city (2020 pop. 143,617),
Orange co., S Calif., SE of Los Angeles; founded 1887, inc. 1904. The city
is named for George H. Fullerton, head of a land company, who arranged to
route the San Diego–Los Angeles–Santa Fe RR through the
settlement in 1888. Oil was discovered near Fullerton in 1892, but the
city's main growth came with the construction of the Santa Ana Freeway in
the 1950s. Among Fullerton's manufactures are aerospace equipment, canned
foods, electrical and electronic components, navigation systems, and
laboratory instruments. There are also oil wells. The city is the seat of
California State Univ. Fullerton
and Fullerton College. Muckenthaler Center houses two
symphony orchestras, a theater group, and art galleries.
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