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Fresno   /frˈɛznoʊ/   Listen
Fresno

noun
1.
A city in south central California in the San Joaquin Valley; center of an important agricultural area and gateway to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.






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"Fresno" Quotes from Famous Books



... the preceding winter of an amendment conferring Full Suffrage on women, which was to be voted on the next year. Auxiliary societies were reported from Oakland, San Jose, Stockton, Los Angeles, Fresno and other places and 300 new members were enrolled. The big hall was crowded at the evening meetings and addresses were made by Mrs. Sargent, the new president, Miss Anthony, Miss Shaw, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Craig, Mrs. ...
— The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV • Various

... altitude 5,000 to 8,000 feet, and rarely 8,400 feet. The belt is broken by two gaps, each 40 miles wide, caused by manifest topographical and glacial reasons, one gap between Calaveras and Tuolumne, the other between Fresno and King's River; thence the vast forest trends south, across the broad basins of Kaweah and Tule, a distance of 70 miles, on fresh moraine soil, ground from high mountain flanks by glaciers. The ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882 • Various

... south-ward the sequoia is not restricted to mere groves but extends across the wide rugged basins of the Kaweah and Tule Rivers in noble forests, a distance of nearly seventy miles, the continuity of this part of the belt being broken only by the main canyons. The Fresno, the largest of the northern groves, has an area of three or four square miles, a short distance to the southward of the famous Mariposa grove. Along the south rim of the canyon of the south fork of Kings ...
— The Yosemite • John Muir

... from Fresno concerning a sick brother who was converted in China, and has never been identified with any of our missions: "Miss Beaton [the teacher] found him sick on the street and asked him to come and live in the mission, in God's name. No one dared to speak for him to help ...
— The American Missionary—Volume 49, No. 02, February, 1895 • Various



Words linked to "Fresno" :   California, urban center, metropolis, Golden State, city, ca, Calif.



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