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(Encyclopedia) Carmel-by-the-Sea or Carmelkrm?l, village (1990 pop. 4,239), Monterey co., S central Calif., on the Monterey peninsula and Carmel Bay, southwest of Monterey; inc. 1916. It is a?

Repplier, Agnes

(Encyclopedia) Repplier, Agnes r?pl?r, 1858?1950, American essayist, b. Philadelphia. Her essays, esteemed for their scholarship and wit, are collected in several volumes, including Books and Men (?


(Encyclopedia) Ventura v?nto?or?, city (1990 pop. 92,575), seat of Ventura co., SW Calif., on the Pacific coast in a farm and oil region; inc. 1866. Fruit and vegetable packing, petroleum production?

San Juan Capistrano

(Encyclopedia) San Juan Capistrano s?n wn k?p?strn?, city (1990 pop. 26,183), Orange co., S Calif.; inc. 1961. San Juan Capistrano has some manufactures, including aircraft parts, medical?

Fages, Pedro

(Encyclopedia) Fages, Pedro p??r? fh?s, fl. 1767?96, Spanish governor of Alta California (1782?91). In Mexico in 1767, he was ordered to accompany the expedition of Gaspar de Portol, which?

Serra, Saint Junpero

(Encyclopedia) Serra, Saint Junpero ho?on?p?r? s?r, 1713?84, Spanish Franciscan missionary in North America, b. Majorca. His name was originally Miguel Jos Serra, and Junpero was his name in?

Camino Real, El

(Encyclopedia) Camino Real, El [Span.,=The Royal Road]. There are Camino Reals in most former Spanish possessions, including four in former Spanish territory in the United States. Probably the best-?

Anza, Juan Bautista de

(Encyclopedia) Anza, Juan Bautista de hwn bout?st d? ns, 1735?88, Spanish explorer and official in the Southwest and the far West, reputed founder of San Francisco, b. Mexico. Accompanied by?


(Encyclopedia) Monterey m?nt?r?, city (1990 pop. 31,954), Monterey co., W Calif., a port on Monterey Bay; founded 1770, inc. 1850. It is a popular resort, the home of many artists and writers, and?

San Diego

(Encyclopedia) San Diego s?n d??g?, city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring?