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Hetch Hetchy Valley

(Encyclopedia) Hetch Hetchy Valley, in Yosemite National Park, central Calif., on the Tuolumne River. It once rivaled Yosemite Valley in beauty and grandeur. O'Shaughnessy Dam (completed 1923;…

Turlock

(Encyclopedia) Turlock tûr´lk, city (1990 pop. 42,198), Stanislaus co., central Calif.; inc. 1908. It is the center of the Turlock irrigation district, which uses the waters of the Tuolumne River…

Modesto

(Encyclopedia) Modesto mds´t, 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. 1884. The center of a…

Yosemite National Park

(Encyclopedia) Yosemite National Park ysm´t, 748,436 acres (302,881 hectares), E central Calif.; est. 1890 as a result of the efforts of conservationist John Muir. Located in the Sierra Nevada,…