San Gabriel săn gā´brēəl [key], city (1990 pop. 37,120), Los Angeles co., SW Calif.; inc. 1913. Fabric, furniture, paper products, tools, and aircraft parts are manufactured. An annual three-day fiesta celebrates the founding (1771) of the San Gabriel Arcángel mission, which was partly rebuilt after an earthquake in 1812.
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