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Delano

(Encyclopedia) Delano dĕl´ənō [key], city (1990 pop. 22,762), Kern co., S central Calif., in the fertile San Joaquin valley; inc. 1915. The city's economy is based on agriculture…

Atwater

(Encyclopedia) Atwater, city (1990 pop. 22,282), Merced co., central Calif., in the San Joaquin valley; inc. 1922. It is the processing and commercial center of an irrigated farming…

Sanger

(Encyclopedia) Sanger, city (1990 pop. 16,839), Fresno co., S central Calif., in the San Joaquin Valley; inc. 1911. It is a shipping and processing center for a variety of agricultural…

Hanford

(Encyclopedia) Hanford, city (1990 pop. 30,897), seat of Kings co., central Calif.; inc. 1891. It is an agricultural trade and processing center of the San Joaquin Valley. Hanford…

Madera

(Encyclopedia) Madera mədâr´ə [key], city (1990 pop. 29,281), seat of Madera co., central Calif., in the San Joaquin valley; inc. 1907. Wine, machinery, consumer goods, and plastic…

Tulare

(Encyclopedia) Tulare təlâr´, to͞olâr´ē [key], city (1990 pop. 33,249), Tulare co., S central Calif., in the San Joaquin valley; inc. 1888. It is a processing and shipping center for a…

Kings

(Encyclopedia) Kings, river, 125 mi (201 km) long, rising in three forks in the Sierra Nevada, E Calif., and flowing SW to Tulare Lake in the San Joaquin valley. Its middle and southern…

Modesto

(Encyclopedia) Modesto mōdĕs´tō [key], city (1990 pop. 164,278), seat of Stanislaus co., central Calif., on the Tuolumne River, near the northern end of the San Joaquin valley; inc.…

Tracy

(Encyclopedia) Tracy, city (1990 pop. 33,558), San Joaquin co., central Calif., in the San Joaquin valley; inc. 1910. It is a railroad junction in a cattle and dairying region. Grapes,…

San Joaquin

(Encyclopedia) San Joaquin săn wäkēn´ [key], river, c.320 mi (510 km) long, rising in the Sierra Nevada, E Calif., and flowing W then N through the S Central Valley to form a large…